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Perfect Roasted Chicken

By Jason Fung, MD

Perfect Roasted Chicken

Super juicy and full of flavour, this herb butter roasted chicken recipe by truLOCAL ensures that you get perfectly moist and tender chicken every single time. From our friends at truLocal
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Break-Fast Meal, Dinners + Mains
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 534 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 chicken whole
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 lemon halved
  • 6 cloves garlic whole, skin on
  • 1 onion cut into wedges
  • sea salt
  • black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Take the chicken out of the fridge 30 minutes before cooking to let it come up to room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Pat chicken dry with a paper towel and place it in a large roasting pan. Season the chicken generously all over with sea salt and black pepper.
  • Stuff the cavity of the chicken with the lemon halves and garlic cloves. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken.
  • In a bowl, mix melted butter with dried thyme and stir to combine.
  • Using the back of a spoon, loosen skin from the chicken breast and drizzle a ½ tablespoon of the butter mixture between the skin and the breast.
  • Drizzle the remaining butter mixture all over the chicken and rub it in with your hands to ensure the chicken is well coated.
  • Scatter the diced onion around the chicken and transfer the roasting pan to the oven.
  • Roast the chicken for approximately 1 hour and 15-20 minutes, until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh.
  • Once cooked, remove chicken from the oven and transfer to a plate or dish to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Perfect Roasted Chicken
Amount per Serving
Calories
534
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
40
g
62
%
Saturated Fat
 
16
g
100
%
Cholesterol
 
173
mg
58
%
Sodium
 
237
mg
10
%
Potassium
 
437
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
6
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
36
g
72
%
Vitamin A
 
640
IU
13
%
Vitamin C
 
20
mg
24
%
Calcium
 
50
mg
5
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Break-Fast Meal, Dinners + Mains, Mediterranean
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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