Garlic Herb Roasted Chicken is a classic chicken dinner recipe! A whole chicken is covered with a garlic herb butter and roasted with vegetables and white wine until perfectly golden brown. The result is a flavorful, tender chicken recipe that is perfect for any dinner occasion!
Garlic Herb Butter
One of the main things that sets this chicken recipe apart: it is completely covered in a decadent garlic herb butter! We’re talking melted butter, chopped garlic and fresh herbs. How great is that? The melted butter helps keep the chicken moist and flavorful as it roasts away. Plus, you can never go wrong with some butter!
Simply pour the melted garlic herb butter all over the chicken, coating every nook and cranny. If you’re able to, kick it up a notch by pouring some of the butter underneath the chicken skin on top of the breasts! This will infuse the chicken with even more flavor. Yes please!
Tips for Roasting a Whole Chicken
Now, cooking a whole chicken may seem like a daunting task, but, trust me, it’s so much easier than you might think! Here’s some helpful tips when it comes to roasting a whole chicken:
- Give yourself time: if you are short on time, then roasting a whole chicken probably isn’t the route to take! You will end up frustrated that it’s not cooking as fast as you want it to. That doesn’t mean that you need to have all day to cook a chicken, but give yourself a couple hours.
- Make sure the chicken is properly thawed: trying to roast a chicken that is still frozen will result in frustration as well if dinner is in a couple hours. Making sure that the chicken is properly thawed will result in a perfectly roasted chicken.
- Pat the chicken dry before seasoning: this will help get that desired golden brown skin!
- Use a baster to help keep the chicken flavorful, moist and evenly browned.
- Meat Thermometer: having a good meat thermometer on hand will also help if you are concerned about knowing when the chicken is done or not. An internal temperature of 165 degrees in the thickest part of the meat is what we are going for. Another handy way to know if the chicken is done is if the juices run clear when pierced. The best place to check this is where the chicken breast and thigh meet.
- Enjoy the process! Channel your inner Julia Child and enjoy the way that roasting a whole chicken brings your house warmth. No candles needed here!
How to Serve
After the chicken has roasted away and is perfectly golden brown, it’s time to dig in!
If you are needing assistance with how to carve a whole chicken, check out this reel I made on Instagram!
I love to carve this chicken and serve it with the juices from the bottom of the pan spooned over the top. It really takes the flavor to the next level!
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