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Roasted Chicken With Herbs And Butter

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This roasted chicken has unbelievably delicious flavours of garlic, butter, rosemary, thyme and lemon, what a combination!. The chicken is so crispy from the outside and juicy from inside. It also smells and tastes fantastic, better than any roasted chicken I ate in restaurants.

Roasted Chicken With Herbs And Butter
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Best Roast Chicken Recipe

Some people think that oven-roasted whole chicken is something difficult, but the truth is it’s not. This roast chicken recipe is a simple and quick way to roast chicken which I am sure you will love, and it will beat any other recipes you have. 

What Do You Need To Roast a Whole Chicken

recipe Ingredients

To roast chicken, you will need the ingredients below.

Around the Chicken in The Baking Pan

  • Lemon, sliced
  • Onion, sliced

What Is This Chicken Stuffed With

lemon, onion and garlic

The following ingredients are needed to stuff the chicken while roasting for a super delicious flavour.

  • Lemon, sliced
  • Rosemary
  • Onion, sliced
  • Garlic

How To Roast A Whole Chicken

How to roast a chicken step by step

1- Preparing the chicken: First thing to do is to clean the chicken and pat with a kitchen towel; also, make sure there is not any water in the chicken cavity.

2- loosen the chicken skin: Slide your finger underneath the chicken skin to loosen it be careful not to tear it. Loosening the chicken skin will allow you to put the dressing underneath the skin to maximize the flavour. 

3- making the dressing and seasoning the chicken: Combine the butter, rosemary, thyme and chopped parsley, salt and pepper well then spread the mixture thoroughly under the chicken skin. Keep some for covering the skin as well.

4- stuffing the chicken: Stuff the chicken cavity with the lemon slices, onion, garlic and rosemary then tie the chicken legs with a string.

5- prepare the chicken for roasting: Put the chicken in an oven dish and add around it the other half of lemon slices and onion slices then pour the water or broth inside the oven dish. After that, drizzle the dressing on top of the chicken and all around it.

6- Roasting the chicken: Roast the chicken at 180C for about an hour to an hour and a half; it took one hour and twenty minutes on my oven until fully roasted.

7- Broiling the chicken: broil the chicken until it becomes golden brown and has a crispy skin.

8- Serving the chicken: I recommend serving once it has done.

Roasted Chicken With Herbs And Butter

How Long Does It Take To Roast Chicken

To roast a chicken, it will take any time between an hour and fifteen minutes to an hour and thirty minutes assuming you are at 180C. To give the chicken the crispy skin, you may need to broil the chicken for another 5 to 10 minutes based on your oven temperature.

Tips For The Perfect Roasted Chicken

Every 10-20 minutes use a spoon to pour the cooking butter in the baking dish over the chicken to keep it moist.

If you like, you can use chicken broth or chicken stock instead of water.

If you want to use a thermometer, it must read 170-175, so the chicken is fully cooked and ready.

Try not to remove any of the herbs because they give an excellent taste and smell to the chicken. They are important!

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How To Serve This Roasted Chicken

You can serve this roasted chicken with mashed potato, green salad or one of my side dish recipes below.

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oven baked whole chicken in a the butter sauce
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Roasted Chicken With Herbs And Butter

This roasted chicken has unbelievably delicious flavours of garlic, butter, rosemary, thyme and lemon, what a combination!. The chicken is so crispy from the outside and juicy from inside. It also smells and tastes fantastic, better than any roasted chicken I ate in restaurants.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: roast chicken, roasted chicken, whole chicken recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 111kcal

Ingredients

  • A whole chicken, around 2 kilos
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 spring fresh thyme
  • 2 spring fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup water

Around the chicken in the baking pan

  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • 1/2 onion sliced

What is stuffed chicken with

  • 1 spring fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed

Instructions

  • The first thing to do is to clean the chicken and pat with a kitchen towel; also, make sure there is not any water in the chicken cavity.
  • Slide your finger underneath the chicken skin to loosen it be careful not to tear it. Loosening the chicken skin will allow you to put the dressing underneath the skin to maximize the flavour.
  • Combine the butter, rosemary, thyme and chopped parsley, salt and pepper well then spread the mixture thoroughly under the chicken skin. Keep some for covering the skin as well.
  • Stuff the chicken cavity with the lemon slices, onion, garlic and rosemary then tie the chicken legs with a string.
  • Put the chicken in an oven dish and add around it the other half of lemon slices and onion slices then pour the water or broth inside the oven dish.
  • After that, drizzle the dressing on top of the chicken and all around it.
  • Roast the chicken at 180C for about an hour to an hour and a half; it took one hour and twenty minutes on my oven until fully roasted.
  • Broil the chicken until it becomes golden brown and has a crispy skin. Then serve.

Notes

  1. Every 10-20 minutes use a spoon to pour the cooking butter in the baking dish over the chicken to keep it moist.
  2. If you like, you can use chicken broth or chicken stock instead of water.
  3. If you want to use a thermometer, it must read 170-175, so the chicken is fully cooked and ready.
  4. Try not to remove any of the herbs because they give an excellent taste and smell to the chicken. They are important!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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