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Crispy Roasted Chicken on a white plate with potatoes and parsley
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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy roasted chicken, roasted chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 58kcal
Author: Pam - Two Cups of Health


  • 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