Roasted whole chicken

Best Roasted Chicken EVER




Yield 4-5 servings

Start with fresh ingredients! When a dish has so few ingredients you want to make sure they are the best ingredients. 



Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 

  1. Remove chicken giblets from cavity of chicken & pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Liberally use salt & pepper inside the cavity.
  3. Stuff the cavity with thyme, lemon, onion, and garlic.
  4. Slide your fingers between the breast meat and the skin of the breast (being careful not to tear the skin).
  5. Using your hands, take half of the stick of butter and work it under the each breast and massage it as far back as you can to get the entire breast covered with butter.
  6. Rub outside of chicken with olive oil, salt, pepper and sprinkle liberally with fresh thyme.
  7. Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours being careful not to let the chicken get too brown. If it starts to get too brown loosely cover it with aluminum foil and finish roasting.

Bon Appetit!


You can use white truffle butter or a compound butter on your chicken or Thanksgiving turkey using the same technique and it's also a showstopper. 

Courses Dinner

Cuisine American

Recipe by Maria Did That! at