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 :)
1Whisk 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.
2Rinse chicken inside out with cold water and pat dry. Let chicken reach room temperature, about 30 minutes.
3Preheat 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.
4Place chicken on rack on top of roasting pan. Pour 1 cup of water to roasting pan with lemon and lime slices.
5Bake 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.
6Allow chicken to rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing, enjoy!