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Whole Herb Roasted Chicken
- January 16, 2021
- Posted by: Amanda McCarroll
- Category: flowlift news
Coree is back for the second week of the FlowLIFT and yoga challenge with a doozy of a recipe. Have you ever made a whole roast chicken? Well we hadn’t either until Coree showed us how. It’s a little gross but a great skill to have in the kitchen. All the ingredients simple, nutritious and super affordable. You can feed the whole family or friends for dinner one night or eat it gradually over the course of the week. This whole herb roasted chicken is sure to be a big hit with whomever you make it for.
Ingredients for Whole Herb Roasted Chicken
4 pound (2kg) whole chicken, at room temperature, giblets and neck removed from cavity
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup white wine, (OPTIONAL) – use a dry wine like a Sauv blanc or Chardonnay
1 lemon, halved
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 head of garlic roughly peeled and cut in half horizontally through the middle crosswise
3 fresh whole rosemary sprigs
Preheat oven to 430°F | 220°C (400°F or 200°C fan forced). Line a baking tray with foil, or lightly grease a roasting pan.
Discard neck from inside the cavity and remove any excess fat and leftover feathers. Pat dry with paper towels.
Pour the olive oil, melted butter, wine (if using) and the juice of half a lemon over the chicken, under the skin and inside the cavity. Season chicken liberally on the outside and inside the cavity with salt and pepper. Sprinkle over the parsley.
Rub the minced garlic over the chicken, mixing all ingredients together over the chicken and under the skin.
Stuff the garlic head into the chicken cavity along with the rosemary sprigs and the squeezed lemon halve. Tie legs together with kitchen string.
Place breast-side up into baking tray or roasting pan. Roast for 1 hour and 15-20 minutes, basting half way through cooking time, until juices run clear when chicken thigh is pierced with a skewer.
Baste again, then broil for a further 2-3 minutes, until golden.
Remove from the oven, cover with foil and allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serve, drizzled with pan juices and remaining lemon half cut into wedges or slices.