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Roast Chicken Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Simple Roast Chicken flavored with garlic, butter and herbs, then oven roasted to a golden, crispy, and juicy perfection! 
Servings : 4 to 5 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Resting Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 to 3-1/2 pound whole broiler-fryer chicken
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning, or you can also use fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450˚F.
  • Remove giblets from inside of the chicken's cavity.
  • Thoroughly dry the chicken with paper towels.
  • Place chicken, breast side UP, on a rack set over a shallow roasting pan or jelly roll pan.
  • Brush chicken with melted butter.
  • Sprinkle or rub minced garlic all over chicken.
  • In a small bowl combine salt, basil, thyme, and lemon pepper; rub onto the chicken.
  • Add some salt to the inside of the cavity and fill the cavity with lemon slices, rosemary, and garlic cloves.
  • Tie the legs together with kitchen twine, and tuck the wings under the body of the chicken.
  • Roast, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350˚F and continue to cook until done; about 1 more hour and 10 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165˚F.
  • Remove from oven and baste the chicken with the juices.
  • Let rest for about 15 to 20 minutes before cutting.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 12
  • REDUCE points down to 5 by consuming chicken breast meat, only.

Nutrition

Calories: 443 kcal | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Protein: 31 g | Fat: 33 g | Saturated Fat: 12 g | Cholesterol: 145 mg | Sodium: 627 mg | Potassium: 367 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 490 IU | Vitamin C: 18.6 mg | Calcium: 43 mg | Iron: 2.1 mg | Net Carbs: 4 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, American/Southern
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