Crispy Roasted Chicken
This Crispy Roasted Chicken uses a different cooking method to make this totally delicious dish juicy and flavorful from the garlic butter sauce.
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 4 pound Chicken
- 6 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and adjust oven rack to lowest position.
Discard giblets and thoroughly rinse chicken inside and out. Pat dry with paper towels and place the chicken on a v rack in a roasting pan.
Using fingers loosen the skin on top of the chicken breast as well as the thighs. Then to the pocket you've created add 3/4 of the minced garlic under the skin evenly over the breast and the thighs. Add the last 1/4 of the garlic to the inside of the cavity.
Truss the chicken by tying the legs together and tucking the wings under. This helps the chicken to roast evenly.
Baste the entire chicken on all sides with butter. Then sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over the chicken and flip it breast side down on a v rack in a roasting pan.
Place the pan in the oven and roast for 30 minutes.
Using several paper towels turn the chicken breast side up and increase the oven temperature a temperature probe is inserted between the breast and the leg.
Remove from oven and let it rest 15-20 minutes. The resting time will allow the chicken to continue cooking and will add extra juiciness.
Carve and serve.
Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 18mg | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg