Chicken rubbed with a mixture of butter, rosemary, garlic and lemon zest is roasted for 1 hour in this recipe you will use over and over again!
I like to let the chicken rest in the fridge for a few hours or a full day after placing the herb butter under the skin.
Turned out wonderfully. I made a gravy using the drippings 1/4 cup flour and 2 cups of broth and it was amazing! My chicken was 5 lbs and took about an hour and 15 minutes. My daughter wouldn't stop raving about how moist the white meat was. Thank you - 23 Jan 2018 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Delicious! I was out of lemons but I did have some zest frozen for that part. I substituted stuffing the bird with onions instead of lemons. Also I had the fresh rosemary but only dried thyme. Worked great! Yummy recipe - 16 Jan 2018 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is the way I've always made my roasted chicken. I think you can't beat the flavors of rosemary, garlic, thyme, lemon, S &P, and butter. Please remember that the size of your chicken will affect the cooking time and amounts of seasonings. I figure that this recipe would be perfect for a 4 lb chicken, so a smaller or bigger chicken would require adjustments] - 07 Oct 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)