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.


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20 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


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  • 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
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Maple-Butter Roasted Chicken


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix softened butter, maple syrup, and chopped thyme into a paste.
  2. Place 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.
  3. Roast 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.
  4. Carve chicken and garnish with the remaining thyme sprigs.

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About Maple-Butter Roasted Chicken

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

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