What you'll need:
1 whole chicken
1/4-1/2 C butter softened
5-6 cloves garlic minced
1Tbsp minced parsley
1small sprig rosemary
couple sprigs thyme
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
In a small bowl mix together the butter, minced garlic, parsley, pinch of salt and pepper. Mix
Dry the chicken well. Salt and pepper the cavity, stuff the cavity with the onion, lemon, rosemary and thyme. Using a skewer or picks close the cavity.
|skin skewered closed|
|see the herbs under the skin|
Roast for 30 minutes or until the skin is browned basting periodically with melted butter. Carefully turn chicken over so the breast is up. Roast until the chicken is done-- basting periodically. It should be about 180 degrees on an insta-read thermometer, or the juices run clear. About 2hrs.
It should be nice and browned with a crispy skin. The smell when it's cooking is delicious with the butter and garlic and herbs.
You can make a nice gravy with the pan drippings.
Serve with rice or mashed potatoes or a vegetable of your choice. We had green beans sauteed with onions, bacon and mushrooms.