Herb Butter Roasted Chicken
6
servings
15 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Chicken

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

Herb Rub

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter  softened

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

 

 *Substitute Land O Lakes® Salted Butter. **Substitute 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

    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.

Tip #1

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.

Nutrition

670Calories
34Fat (mg)
285Cholesterol (mg)
640Sodium (mg)
1Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
85Protein (g)

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  December 28, 2013

this sounds like a recipe I will use often

— says gaynelle
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  January 22, 2010

This was a wonderful recipe. It added flavor and kept the chicken very moist.

— says Marie
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