Citrus & Herb Roasted Chicken

Sherri Williams

By
@logansw

Roasted chicken is one of my absolute favs! I would have to say this would be one of my "Death Row" dish request. My hubby and I both love roasted chicken so much that I cook this at least twice a month. If you look closely at the chicken breasts, you will see the heart shape. It's so so #WOWTASTIC! Cooking with Love & Passion sw :)


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Roast

Ingredients

CHICKEN BRINE

7-8 c
cold water
1/2 c
kosher salt
4 Tbsp
brown sugar
5-6 lb
chicken
1
thinly sliced lemon, reserve zest for roasting chicken
1
1 thinly sliced lime, reserve zest for roasting chicken
1 sprig(s)
fresh rosemary
1 sprig(s)
fresh thyme
5-6
fresh sage leaves
2
bay leaves
2
lime kaffir leaves
4
garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp
black & red peppercorns

ROASTED CHICKEN

1 1/2 Tbsp
fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp
fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp
fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
3-4
garlic cloves, minced
1/2
toasted fennel seeds, crushed
reserved lemon & lime zest
1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
kosher salt
fresh cracked black pepper
cold butter pieces
handful parsley stems
1
onion, quartered
2 stalk(s)
celery, roughly chopped
lemon & lime slices

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Whisk together the water, salt and sugar in an 9-10 quart container. Add the chicken and remaining brine ingredients, cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours.
2
Rinse chicken inside out with cold water and pat dry. Let chicken reach room temperature, about 30 minutes.
3
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine roasted chicken ingredients except for butter, parsley, onion celery, lemon and lime slices. Carefully slide fingers between skin and flesh of chicken. Season chicken inside/out of chicken and inside cavity. Put butter pieces underneath skin of chicken. Place parsley, onion and celery inside chicken cavity.
4
Place chicken on rack on top of roasting pan. Pour 1 cup of water to roasting pan with lemon and lime slices.
5
Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350 and cook for 1 hour 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees and juices run clear. Baste a few times while roaring with pan juices.
6
Allow chicken to rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing, enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Collection: Festive Feasts
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy