This beautiful roast chicken is delicious as well as attractive. The seasoned butter rub means it browns nicely without drying out.
Course: Main Dish
Keyword: lemon rosemary chicken, roasted chicken
Servings per Recipe: 8sesrvings
Calories per Serving: 223
Prep Time: 30mins
Cook Time: 1hr30mins
Resting Time: 5mins
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1large whole roaster
Preheat oven to 400°.
Clean chicken and remove anything in the cavity. Pat dry.
In a small bowl, mix together everything except chicken and lemon. Rub the butter mixture over entire chicken.
Cut the lemon in half, and slightly squeeze the juice from one half over top of chicken. Put both lemon halves inside chicken cavity.
Place chicken on a roasting rack in a roaster and roast for about 1 hour, basting 2-3 times. Cover with foil and roast an additional 30-45 minutes, basting 1-2 times, until internal temperatures reach 165°. Let chicken sit for about 5 minutes before carving.