Herb Roasted Chicken

Course : Chicken
Serves: 1
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7 pounds roasting chicken -- (6-7 pounds)
1/4 cup unsalted butter -- room temperature
2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Rinse chicken; pat dry. Mix butter, herbs, lemon peel and juice in small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Slide hand under skin of chicken breast to loosen skin from meat. Rub half of butter mixture over breast under skin. Spread remaining butter over outside of chicken. Season outside of chicken lightly with salt and pepper. Truss chicken and place in heavy large roasting pan. Roast chicken 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees. Roast chicken until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 175 degrees, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Transfer chicken to platter. Let stand 5 minutes before carving. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes Makes: 4 servings This recipe uses an herb butter and lemons to add extra flavor to the chicken.


Nutritional Information:

3297 Calories (kcal); 258g Total Fat; (71% calories from fat); 230g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 1099mg Cholesterol; 915mg Sodium

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