Lemon Butter Roasted Chicken

10
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

How to Make Lemon Butter Roasted Chicken

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.

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About Lemon Butter Roasted Chicken

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