Lemon Butter Roasted Chicken

Monika Rosales

By
@THEDEVOTEDCOOK

What can I say, sometimes I just have to come up with a new chicken recipe.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This succulent chicken is baked to perfection. The herbs and lemon mixture permeate through the chicken while baking. As if the zing of garlic and lemon isn't enough, a small dollop of lemon flavored butter is put on individual pieces of chicken just adding to the amazing flavor. While roasting, the Test Kitchen was filled with a wonderful aroma that made it difficult to wait until this chicken was done. It's a simple recipe but the family will think you labored away over this flavorful, tender chicken. This will become your go to chicken recipe for now on.

Ingredients

4 lb
whole chicken (doesn't have to be perfect)
2
lemons
5
garlic cloves
1 bunch
chives or scallions
1 bunch
parsley
1/4 c
olive oil
1/2 stick
butter, room temperature
1 Tbsp
paprika
salt/pepper to taste

Step-By-Step

1Zest the lemons, separate. 1 will be for the cavity of the chicken, the other will be mixed with the room temperature butter.
2Combine the chives or scallions, the zest of one lemon, garlic cloves, parsley and the juice from the two lemons.
3Stuff the chicken with the mixture.
4Sprinkle the entire chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika.
5Drizzle the top with olive oil.
6Bake at 350 degrees for about 1.5 hours (or until brown and done at internal temperature of 155.)
7Combine the room temperature butter with the other half of lemon zest. Serve each piece with a teaspoon of the mixture. So tender and flavorful.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American