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! 

Serve this Garlic Herb Roasted Chicken with Asiago Herb Mashed Potatoes and some Roasted Broccolini for the ultimate dinner! 

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Garlic Herb Roasted Chicken


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

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!


Ingredients

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  • 1 whole chicken(4-5 pounds), giblets and neck removed
  • 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons), melted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 large carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup white wine or chicken stock

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the onion and carrot pieces in the bottom of a 9×13 roasting dish, or one of similar size. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables. Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel and season with the salt.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, parsley, thyme and garlic. Evenly pour the melted butter mixture over the top of the chicken, coating every part. If you are able to, pour some of the melted butter underneath the skin to coat the chicken breasts. Pour the wine into the bottom of the pan.
  3. Roast for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, basting the chicken with the juices from the bottom of the pan every 20 minutes, until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the chicken meat reaches 165 degrees. If the chicken skin is browning too quickly, loosely cover with foil for the last 20-30 minutes to reach the 165 internal temperature.
  4. Allow the chicken to rest for about 10 minutes prior to carving and serving. Serve the chicken with the juices form the bottom of the pan spooned over the top. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Have a good meat thermometer handy for this recipe to accurately tell when the chicken is cooked through.
  • If the chicken skin is browning too quickly, cover with foil for the last 20-30 minutes.
  • Serve the chicken with the juices from the bottom of the pan spooned over the top.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Roasting

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 335
  • Sugar: 3.1g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Protein: 14.3g

Keywords: Garlic Herb Roasted Chicken

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