Herb Butter Roasted Chicken

Herb Butter Roasted Chicken

Roast chicken with rosemary, fresh parsley, and garlic create a savory whole chicken dish.

15 min.prep time 1:30total time
6 servings
444 Ratings

Ingredients

Chicken

1 (3- to 4-pound) whole roasting chicken

Herb Rub

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed**
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Garnish

Pear, plum and/or apricot slices, if desired

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Secure wings and legs to body of chicken.

Combine all herb rub ingredients in bowl; mix well. Rub onto chicken.

Place chicken, breast-side up, onto rack in roasting pan. Bake 75-90 minutes, basting occasionally, until meat thermometer inserted into inner thigh reaches at least 165°F and juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

Add pear, plum and apricot slices to roasting pan 10 minutes before end of baking time, if desired. Serve with roasted chicken.

 

*Substitute Land O Lakes® Salted Butter.

**Substitute 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary. 



Variation:  Herb Butter Roasted Chicken with Vegetables: Double ingredients for Herb Rub. Rub half onto chicken; reserve remaining half. Place 6 new red potatoes, cut in half; 6 carrots, cut in half crosswise and 3 medium onions, cut into quarters, on bottom of pan around chicken. Dollop reserved herb rub evenly over vegetables. Baste chicken and vegetables occasionally during baking time.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 670

Fat: 34g

Cholesterol: 285mg

Sodium: 640mg

Carbohydrates: 1g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 85g

Recipe #4191C©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

this sounds like a recipe I will use often
This was a wonderful recipe. It added flavor and kept the chicken very moist.
I have an older Land O Lakes cookbook which I've had for years. I've always enjoyed the recipes and was looking for something special to prepare for Valentine's dinner. The herb butter roasted chicken with vegetables sounded perfect and it was! This is a wonderful dish!
This is my turkey recipe for Thanksgiving!

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