This Roasted Apricot Chicken with Herbs de Provence is a family favorite! l make it for Sunday dinner almost every week. It tastes amazing, makes the house smell heavenly, is made in one pan and takes only 20 minutes to prep. Grain and dairy free to boot! Really it’s the perfect meal.
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Roasted Apricot Chicken with Herbs de Provence surrounded by roasted vegetables in a black pan

Please Don’t Be Intimidated:

Many people express a little bit if trepidation when it come to roasting a whole chicken. That is, until they try it and realize it’s so easy! Basically, you prep the chicken and the veggies and then pop in the oven to cook. The last 15 minutes you baste. Yeah…that’s it!

Roasted Apricot Chicken in a black roasting pan surrounded by carrots, potatoes and orange slices


A large whole chicken before roasting, surrounded by raw potatoes, carrots and celery prepped to make Roasted Apricot Chicken

The Ingredients:

I start with a fresh, organic chicken, then surround it with dried apricots, orange slices, carrots, potatoes, celery, and shallots caramelized to sweet, sweet perfection! To see how to make this amazing and easy dish watch my 3 minute video tutorial here:) Recipe below.

A close up of raw chicken with legs tied. Roasted Apricot Chicken from The Organic Kitchen

I use a reusable silicone tie to bind the chicken legs but string works fine too.

An open oven with a female's hand basting Roasted Apricot Chicken

Baste…baste…baste…this makes the skin a gorgeous golden brown.

A close up photo of golden Roasted Apricot Chicken from The Organic Kitchen

Then carve and serve. Yep, there’s a tutorial for that too!

Recipe: “Roasted Apricot Chicken with Herbs De Provence”

You will need:  roasting pan with lid, sea salt (We use Maldon’s sea salt here at The OK) and Herbs de Provence (affiliate links).

"Roasted Apricot Chicken with Herbs de Provence" ~ An Organic Kitchen Favorite
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 35 mins

This is the perfect Sunday dinner! 15-20 minutes prep and made in one pan! Whole 30 version offered.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, kid-friendly recipes, Whole30 recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
  • One 6 lb organic roasting chicken
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil (separated)
  • 2 Tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 2 juice oranges, 1 sliced thinly, the other juiced
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Herbs de Provence, a combination of rosemary, thyme, fennel, lavender and savory
  • 10 new potatoes, small white or rose, left whole
  • 10-12 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 6 shallots, peeled (if small leave whole, if large cut in half)
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 12 dried apricots (omit dried fruit if on Whole30)
  • Dried cranberries or cherries, small handful
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in bottom third of oven. Wash chicken, remove giblets (save for making broth later) and trim fat around cavity.
  2. Place chicken in roasting pan. In a small bowl whisk 2T olive oil, apricot preserves (if using) and juice from half an orange. Brush all sides of chicken with olive oil/juice/preserve mixture then generously sprinkle all sides of chicken with sea salt, pepper and Herbs De Provence.
  3. Place potatoes, carrots and shallots in the pan around the chicken. Squeeze juice from half an orange over vegetables and season with sea salt, pepper and Herbs de Provence. Toss in a handful of dried cherries and apricots (if using). Cut one orange into thin slices and place in roasting pan.
  4. Place roasting pan, lid on in oven for 2 hours.
  5. After 2 hours, remove lid to brown chicken and baste every 4-5 minutes for fifteen minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.


More Roasted Chicken Recipes:

Be sure to use giblets, chicken ‘frame’ (carcass) and any bone scraps to make broth (my recipe) Many more delicious recipes can be found in my cookbooks available in hardcover and ebook here. For more roasted chicken recipes click here. Enjoy! ~ Linda Spiker



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Post tags: Gluten free, grain free, dairy free, paleo, whole 30