Garlic Herb Butter Roast Chicken Recipe

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Allison February 16, 2021

How To Make Garlic Herb Butter Roast Chicken

Rosemary, lemon, parsley, and garlic butter makes this succulent roast chicken extra tasty! Whip up this classic meal on a holiday in just under 2 hours.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4lbwhole chicken,room temperature, giblets and neck removed from cavity
  • ¼cupunsalted butter,melted
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • ¼cupwhite wine,like a Sauv blanc, or Chardonnay, or any dry wine, optional
  • 1lemon,halved
  • salt and freshly ground pepper,to taste
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • 4garlic cloves,minced
  • 1garlic head,roughly peeled, cut in half horizontally through the middle crosswise
  • 3fresh whole rosemary sprigs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 430 degrees F. Line a baking tray with foil, or lightly grease a roasting pan.

  2. Discard neck from inside the cavity and remove any excess fat and leftover feathers. Pat dry with paper towels.

  3. Pour the olive oil, melted butter, wine and the juice of half a lemon over the chicken, under the skin and inside the cavity. Season chicken liberally on the outside and inside the cavity with salt and pepper. Sprinkle over the parsley.

  4. Rub the minced garlic over the chicken, mixing all ingredients together over the chicken and under the skin. Stuff the garlic head into the chicken cavity along with the rosemary sprigs and the squeezed lemon halve. Tie legs together with kitchen string.

  5. Place breast-side up into baking tray or roasting pan.

  6. Roast for 1 hour and 15 to 20 minutes, basting halfway through cooking time, until juices run clear when chicken thigh is pierced with a skewer.

  7. Baste again, then broil for a further 2 to 3 minutes, until golden.

  8. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

  9. Serve, drizzled with pan juices and remaining lemon half cut into wedges or slices. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1215.38kcal
  • Fat: 90.35g
  • Saturated Fat: 28.39g
  • Trans Fat: 0.91g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 38.74g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 16.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.78g
  • Fiber: 1.72g
  • Sugar: 0.69g
  • Protein: 85.99g
  • Cholesterol: 370.70mg
  • Sodium: 1232.13mg
  • Calcium: 108.64mg
  • Potassium: 1010.22mg
  • Iron: 5.06mg
  • Vitamin A: 297.06µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.12mg
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