Mom’s Dutch Oven Chicken Recipes

It’s dutch oven chicken season and I wanted to share my mom’s dutch oven whole chicken recipes! We love using our crockpot and dutch oven as soon as the Fall season rolls around and it’s starting to look a lot like Fall here in New England. One of our favorite dishes happens to be chicken cooked in a dutch oven. What is a dutch oven? A dutch oven is a thick walled pot with a tight fitting lid. 

I have included a handful of my favorite dutch ovens affiliate links for your shopping convenience.

Whole Dutch Oven Chicken Recipes

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Dutch Oven Chicken and Potatoes 

When cooking chicken in a dutch oven, you honestly can use any vegetables you like. I happened to have stew mix already in my refrigerator with chopped vegetables and onions so I just used that. Dutch oven chicken and potatoes is the perfect comfort food for the Fall and Winter season.

The recipe ingredients are as follows:

  1. 1.5 lb whole chicken
  2. 1 bag of carrots
  3. red skinned potatoes
  4. onion
  5. garlic
  6. turnip
  7. squash
  8. cooking wine
  9. olive oil
  10. butter
  11. lemon juice
  12. parsley
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Dutch Oven Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Calories 350 kcal


  • dutch oven


  • 1 5 lb whole chicken
  • 1 small bag carrots
  • 8 small/petite red skinned potatoes
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 cups chopped turnip
  • 1 cup chopped squash
  • 1 cup white cooking white
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • parsley


  • wash chicken with cold water and pat dry
  • add all vegetables and butter to the pot and cover with wine and water
  • season chicken with salt, pepper, lemon, oil and parsley
  • Bake 400 degrees for 1 hour or until chicken is done
Keyword casserole, crockpot, dutch oven chicken


First step, simply fill your pot with all the ingredients (whole chicken, carrots, potatoes, onion, garlic, turnip, squash, cooking wine, olive oil, water, butter, lemon juice and parsley) and bake.

dutch oven chicken / How to cook chicken in a dutch oven

Cast Iron Dutch Oven – Dishwasher Safe

A little side note about dutch ovens and there ease of use. Be sure to get one that is dishwasher safe and is made of thick cast aluminum which provides quick heating. One of my favorite features is that it’s non-stick inside and out so not only does your food not stick to the sides, but if it spills over, it doesn’t stick to the outside.

Another feature is it can act as a steamer as well. 

dutch oven chicken / How to cook chicken in a dutch oven

I love that it can also be used on the stovetop and the coolest part, you can even make a cake in it. I can’t wait to try that out too. When cooking a whole chicken, just be sure you get a whole chicken size that will fit. Our dutch oven is fairly deep and wide which fit a 1.5lb chicken.

You can find this dutch oven pot on Amazon in a variety of colors with great reviews as well.  This classic black dutch oven is an Amazon Choice product and a little cheaper too. 

What are some of your favorite dutch oven recipes? Share some in the comments below. I would love a dutch oven cake recipe if you have one! 



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  1. 5 stars
    Love the color and it looks so sturdy!

  2. I would put under broiler to give it some good carmelized color. Put a big blob of butter on top and into the broiler.
    Cooking wine is loaded with salt, I would suggest a good chardonnay. The word is if you won’t drink it then don’t cook with it.
    Wow, this will make a wonderful dinner with some hot crusty bread. Yum Yum.

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