Classic Roast Chicken

Classic Roast Chicken

Preparation Time
/mins
Cooking Time
90/mins
Serving
4

PREPARATION

STEP 1

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

STEP 2

2. Discard giblets and neck from chicken. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breasts and drumsticks by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat.

STEP 3

3. Combine butter and next 7 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl. Rub mixture under loosened skin, over flesh; rub over top of skin. Tie ends of legs together with twine. Lift wing tips up and over back; tuck under chicken. Place chicken, breast side up, on a rack; place rack in roasting pan. Place shallots, thyme sprigs, and lemon in cavity of chicken.

STEP 4

4. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 450° (do not remove chicken); bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in meaty part of leg registers 165°. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 10 minutes. Discard skin. Carve chicken.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (4-pound) Crescent whole roasting chicken
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 shallots, peeled and halved
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 lemon, quartered

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SERVINGS

4

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