Maple-Butter Roasted Chicken

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The maple-butter rub on this chicken imparts a delicious flavor to the chicken. Try placing the chicken on top of veggies and allow them to roast together.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
unsalted butter, room temperature
3 Tbsp
maple syrup
1 Tbsp
fresh thyme, chopped
1 bunch
fresh thyme sprigs (reserve 4 sprigs for serving)
1
whole chicken, washed and dried well (3.5-4 pounds)
1
lemon, quartered
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
freshly ground black pepper

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix softened butter, maple syrup, and chopped thyme into a paste.
2Place chicken into a roasting pan and stuff cavity with lemon and all but the 4 sprigs of thyme. Loosen the skin on the chicken breast and thighs and spread half of the butter mixture under the skin. Rub remainder of the butter mixture on top of chicken that has been seasoned with salt and pepper.
3Roast the chicken until a thermometer, inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, registers 185 degrees F (approximately 1.5 hours). Remove chicken, cover loosely with foil and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
4Carve chicken and garnish with the remaining thyme sprigs.

About this Recipe

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