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Butter-Roasted Chicken


This is the simplest, most straightforward way to roast a chicken

Recipe Preparation

  • Place a rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 425°. Pat chicken dry with paper towels (do not rinse) and place, breast side up, on a rack set inside a roasting pan. Working from neck end of chicken, gently loosen skin from breasts, then, working from cavity end, gently loosen skin from around thighs and legs. Using your hands, spread half of butter under skin. Rub remaining butter all over outside of bird; season chicken with salt. Loosely tie legs together with kitchen twine and tuck wing tips underneath bird.

  • Add 1 cup water to pan and roast chicken, adding more water as needed to maintain some liquid in pan, until skin is brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of thigh registers 165°, 50–60 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 15 minutes before carving. Serve with pan juices alongside.

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Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs

Garlic butter chicken thighs are easy to make and taste great with your favorite sides. The skin is perfectly crispy and the thighs are so juicy. Easily made in one plan, no marinating needed, and full of flavour, you can make this recipe for dinner tonight in just 30 minutes!

It doesn’t take a lot of fancy ingredients to have a delicious meal. This garlic butter chicken thighs recipe is made with simple kitchen staples.

Sometimes, simple is better and can be exactly what you need on a busy weeknight. The butter garlic sauce is amazing. I use this sauce as a base for so many recipes like my Garlic Butter Chicken Breast and Garlic Butter Lamb Chops Recipe, because it adds a lot of flavour to any dish. The best part is that butter sauce goes well with any kind of protein too. I love it with salmon and trout and I also use this sauce a lot to make pork chops. So good!

Plus, you may already have all of the ingredients on hand you need to make this dish! That makes this chicken recipe the perfect solution when you can’t make it to the grocery store.

Also, if you like simple recipes like this Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs, please try these ones too: Easy Baked Dijon Chicken Thighs and Chicken Thighs and Bell Peppers Skillet.


Lemon Butter Roasted Chicken

    1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Position one oven rack in the lower third of the oven and the other in the center.

2) Season both sides of the chicken well with seasoned salt and black pepper and set aside.

3) Preheat an oven proof skillet over medium high heat, add the oil and allow it to get nice and hot, add the chicken, skin side down and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until it develops some good deep golden brown color. Discard any oil from the pan.

4) To the same skillet over medium heat, add the butter and allow it to melt, add the garlic and saute for about 1 minute.

5) Add the wine, allow it to reduce by half, this will take about 30 seconds, add the lemon juice, chicken stock and rosemary and bring mixture to a boil.

6) Add the chicken back into the sauce (skin side up) and pop it all in the oven on the middle rack. Roast for about 25 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked through.

7) Scatter the potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer, and pop them in the oven on the lower rack. Roast alongside the chicken giving them a toss every 10 minutes to insure even cooking. Ten minutes after you put them in, sprinkle some rosemary over top (doing this at this point helps the rosemary adhere to the potatoes) and continue roasting.

8) Remove the chicken from the oven, scatter over some parsley and serve alongside the roasted potatoes.


No, there’s no need to flip the chicken when baking.

If you don’t have a cast iron pan, no need to worry. You can use a regular skillet to sear your chicken and when you’re ready to bake the breasts, you can transfer them to a sheet pan or an oven-safe baking dish before adding the garlic butter.


Recipe Summary

  • 2 cups small cilantro sprigs
  • 2 cups mint leaves
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 serrano chiles, thinly sliced (with seeds)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Kosher salt
  • Two 3 1/2-pound chickens, backbones and wing tips removed

In a food processor, combine the cilantro, mint, garlic, ginger, chiles and lime juice and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the butter, cumin, black pepper, cloves and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt.

Set the chickens breast side down on a large rimmed baking sheet. Spread with some of the herb butter. Turn the chickens over and splay them out. Loosen the skin on the breasts and legs and spread some of the butter on the chicken underneath the skin. Rub the remaining butter over the top of the skin. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Preheat the oven to 425°. Let the chickens stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.

Roast the chickens in the upper third of the oven for about 1 hour, until they are richly browned and the juices run clear when a thigh is pierced. Transfer the chickens to a carving board and let rest for 10 minutes.

Pour the pan juices into a glass measuring cup and skim the fat from the surface. Carve the chickens and serve with the pan juices.


Apple Butter Roasted Chicken

Here&rsquos how my brain works when it comes to roasted chicken:

Sees whole chicken in the meat aisle of the grocery store:

&ldquoAh, I should buy one of those. They&rsquore so much cheaper, you get so many leftovers and it makes the best Sunday dinner!&rdquo

&ldquoYeah, but they&rsquore just.like.SO.MUCH.WORK.&rdquo &ndash continues walking past the poultry

*This post is sponsored by Musselman&rsquos Apple Butter. As always, all opinions are my own.

On the let&rsquos say 25% of the time I don&rsquot listen to that half of my brain telling me a whole chicken is too much work to be worth it and I actually buy the bird, I never regret it.

In fact, I end up preparing it, getting it in the oven and usually saying something along the lines of &ldquowhat are you even talking about?

That wasn&rsquot too much work, it took all of 10 minutes!&rdquo

Fast forward 80 minutes or so later when I&rsquom eating said chicken and I&rsquom all &ldquoI&rsquom totally doing this every week, it&rsquos SO good!&rdquo

This apple butter roasted roasted chicken was no exception.

Note &ndash I don&rsquot do it every week because my brain stupidly reverts to the situation above.

I need to remember recipes like this easy sheet pan Cornish game hen recipe or, this sheet pan piri piri chicken in those situations because both meals are even easier while still getting the same lovely roasted chicken outcome!

The recipe for this apple butter chicken actually comes from Musselman&rsquos website.

I&rsquove partnered with them for a few years now creating recipes using their delicious apple butter (like these apple butter bacon scones).

This year, they&rsquove put together a brand new e-book with all the most amazing apple butter recipes you can imagine.

You&rsquoll find everything from breakfast (including my apple butter carrot cake oatmeal) to sides to entrees and dessert &ndash don&rsquot miss my apple butter rugelach! and tons of ideas on how to use apple butter I&rsquom betting you never would&rsquove thought of.

I especially love all the savory uses of their apple butter because it&rsquos something I don&rsquot immediately gravitate to when thinking about ways to incorporate it.

It&rsquos sort of like maple syrup and how it can be used in savory dishes like maple ginger chicken thighs and maple mustard chicken just as easily as sweet recipes.

Thinking of apple butter as a sweet ingredient only however doesn&rsquot do it justice.

This roasted chicken with apple butter is the perfect example of how it can totally transform a savory dish.

Mixed with spices like cumin, paprika and chili powder the sweetness gets balanced out and makes for some of the tastiest crispy roasted chicken skin you&rsquoll ever eat.

Not to mention an incredibly juicy and tender bird.

I even mixed up a little extra of the sauce to serve alongside the plated meal and if you make this, I highly encourage you to do the same because let&rsquos be honest, dipping your food is the best.

Go grab that E-book, a jar of apple butter and get to work!

Oh, and maybe a whole chicken while you&rsquore at it too.

And check out 10 Ways to Use Apple Butter for even more ideas!

Need side dish ideas to enjoy with this apple butter chicken recipe? Try one of these:


  • 120g butter - softened
  • 2 tsp Marmite
  • 1 whole free-range chicken
  • Few thyme sprigs
  • 1 lemon - sliced
  • 1 head of garlic - halved across the middle
  • pinch of sea salt flakes
  • Pinch of pepper

Put the butter in a small bowl with the Marmite and beat together with a wooden spoon, and put to one side for now

Preheat the oven to 180ºC (fan)

Sit the chicken, breast-side up, on a board

Gently pull back the skin over the breasts and spread ¾ of the Marmite butter under the skin over the flesh

Fill the cavity of the chicken with the thyme springs, lemon slices and garlic halves

Place the chicken in a baking dish, and rub the remaining ¼ of the Marmite butter over the whole chicken

Season the outside of the chicken with a sprinkle of sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Roast for 1 hour in the pre-heated oven

After that time, baste the chicken with the pan juices from the tray and roast for a further 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through

To check whether the chicken is done, insert a small, sharp knife into the thickest part of the thigh. If the juices run clear, the chicken is cooked. If they are still pink, roast for a bit longer

Once done, let the bird rest for about 10 minutes, covered with foil to keep it warm, which will make the meat more succulent

Carve the chicken and serve, we served ours with a celeriac gratin and some pan fried greens. Drizzle with any pan juices from the chicken.


Recipes Delicious Succulent butter roasted chicken and potatoes in a bag

These Chicken and potatoes are deliciously baked in a creamy garlic butter sauce, packed with amazing flavors. A Creamy garlic butter chicken and potatoes. Butter Roasted Chicken - Roasted chicken seasoned with fresh herbs and lemon, basted with butter for a crispy golden brown Now place the chicken on its left leg in a roasting pan or a large cast iron skillet. at this moment is being sought after by many commpany around us, one of them is We. They already are get used to to take advantage of internet on smartphone to find information to be used example. Therefore I give Information about Succulent butter roasted chicken and potatoes in a bag is could we make it inspiration.

The chicken is marinated in a sweet apple butter sauce and roasted with potatoes, spicy onion, and sweet, juicy apples. This flavorful chicken is roasted with a sumac-garlic butter under its skin. Fill cavity of chicken with half the onions. our can create Succulent butter roasted chicken and potatoes in a bag using tools 7 ingredient 6 step. the following step by step for cook it.

The ingredients and seasoningsu for cooking Succulent butter roasted chicken and potatoes in a bag

  1. capable need to provide 4 chicken breast, chopped into 1 inch or so cubes.
  2. Please buddy prepare Enough potatoes for everyone.
  3. You need to prepare 50-60 g butter.
  4. Buddy also needs Thyme.
  5. capable need to provide 2-3 cloves garlic, unpeeled.
  6. Also add to taste Salt and pepper.
  7. You need to prepare bag Roasting.

Serve with roast potatoes and veggies, and you've got yourself a wholesome and impressive meal! For me this is a pretty basic recipe which I do with a few variations of my own, like massaging the chicken with lemon rind and butter. Roasted potatoes are pretty great, but these garlic butter roasted potatoes are even better. These particular potatoes are roasted in a garlic and lemon butter sauce that makes them stand out from the salt They would be perfect added to a hummus bowl or plated next to your favorite roast chicken.

The Instructions how to make Succulent butter roasted chicken and potatoes in a bag

  1. Par boil potatoes and leave to cool.
  2. Chop up the chicken get your roasting bag ready.
  3. Melt butter in microwave for about a min. Add thyme and mix.
  4. Add chicken to potatoes, add butter, garlic and mix well. Add salt and pepper. Transfer everything to a roasting bag.
  5. Tie up the bag. Prick with a fork. Roast at 180 for 20-25 mins, shake half way through. Leave to rest for 5-10 mins.
  6. Cut open the bag, squeeze roasted garlic all over, mix and serve :).

Roasting a whole chicken in a bag is an economical and simple way to prepare this classic Sunday-supper treat. Roasted potatoes are an easy and delicious dish. The taste is enhanced with a dab of butter that adds richness to this roasted potato recipe. Add the potatoes to the pan, using a spatula to toss the potatoes and evenly coat them with the melted butter. Spread the potatoes in an even layer and.


Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Chicken in a Dutch Oven

Every time I make a whole chicken, I always wonder why I haven’t done it sooner or more often, the chicken is moist, the house smells delicious, and the skin is so crispy. I love roasting my own chicken as it’s easy to mix up the flavours and change things up (compared to buying a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken) and it is surprisingly easy to make. Today, I’m sharing with you one of my favourite roast chickens, a garlic herb butter roasted chicken.


Herb Butter Roasted Chicken

For me, cooking is usually about the process. What I mean is this. This particular recipe is less about the actual flavors I used and more about the process I used to get from point A to point B. I made a compound butter. That’s real fancy talk for mixing butter with salt, pepper, garlic, and herbs. I rubbed it all over the chicken. Then, I cooked the chicken in something that has low sides – like a cast iron skillet. That’s important because it allows the heat of the oven to hit the chicken at all angles. This means, you’ll have super crispy skin on the outside with super juicy meat on the inside.

Herb Butter Roasted Chicken

Herb Butter Roasted Chicken

-1 stick of butter, room temperature

-4 cloves of garlic, minced

-About a half cup of fresh herbs, minced (I used thyme, rosemary, oregano, and sage)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry using a paper towel. Then, in a bowl, mix in the butter, salt, pepper, garlic, and fresh herbs until well combined. Spread the compound butter all over the chicken, including under the skin of the chicken.

Roast the chicken for about 35-40 minutes until the internal temperature reached 165 degrees. Then, remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for about 5 minutes before cutting into it.


Substitutions and Tips and Tricks for Recipe Success

  • Make sure to buy bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts. You can also use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs.
  • If you don’t like fresh sage, skip it! Butter and salt is all the seasoning you need.
  • The internal temperature of chicken should be 165 degrees on a meat thermometer.
  • Aside from a thermometer, another way to tell how a chicken is undercooked, is to see what color the juices are. If they run clear, it’s done, if they’re still pink, it needs to cook al little bit more.


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