Hearty Roast Chicken Recipe

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Harry March 22, 2021

How To Make Hearty Roast Chicken

Enjoy a savory roast chicken that’s made flavorful with a hearty spice blend, lemon, and fresh thyme for a quick and easy dish perfect for special dinners.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4lbswhole chicken
  • tbsphearty spice blend,such as McCormick®
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 1lemon,halved
  • 5sprigsfresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. On a cutting board, pat the chicken dry with paper towels, including the cavity.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the Hearty spice blend, salt, and pepper.

  4. Sprinkle the spice blend all over the chicken. Place the lemon halves and thyme in the cavity.

  5. Truss the chicken legs. Using butcher’s twine, tie the legs together, then slip the twine under each leg, pull up to the top of the chicken, and flip the bird over.

  6. Pull the twine under the wings, loop around the neck, and then tie to secure and cut off any excess twine. Flip the bird over again and tuck the wings under the breasts.

  7. Place the chicken on a rack in a large roasting pan, breast-side up.

  8. Roast for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. If the skin starts to get too brown during cooking, tent with foil or reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F.

  9. Let the chicken rest for 20 minutes before carving.

  10. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 983.94kcal
  • Fat: 68.43g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.58g
  • Trans Fat: 0.44g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 28.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 14.69g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.45g
  • Fiber: 1.00g
  • Sugar: 0.36g
  • Protein: 84.77g
  • Cholesterol: 340.19mg
  • Sodium: 788.54mg
  • Calcium: 70.42mg
  • Potassium: 904.06mg
  • Iron: 4.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 195.12µg
  • Vitamin C: 20.95mg
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