Perfect Roast Chicken

Perfect Roast Chicken

Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
10 min 1 h 1 h 10 min 12


2 tbsp Butter, unsalted (room temperature)
2 tbsp Butter, unsalted (for sauce)
1 cup Cooking wine (for sauce)
3 clove(s) Garlic (peeled)
1 medium Lemon (cut into 1/4 inch rounds)
4 sprig Rosemary, fresh
0 Salt and pepper (to taste)
0 Sea salt (to taste)
1 medium/large bird Whole Chicken


Heat oven to 450 degrees.

Remove giblets and liver from chicken's cavity; discard or reserve for another use. Rinse chicken thoroughly under cold water, inside and out, then pat dry, making sure the cavity is as dry as possible. Season cavity with salt and pepper, then stuff with lemon, rosemary, and garlic.
Truss chicken or tie legs together with twine. Rub skin with 2 tablespoons of butter. Season all over generously with salt and pepper.

Place chicken in a small roasting pan fitted with a rack or a large ovenproof skillet. Roast with legs facing toward the rear of the oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of thigh registers 165 degrees, 50 to 55 minutes.

Remove twine and transfer chicken to a platter, let rest 10 minutes.

Spoon and discard fat from juices in pan.

Place pan over medium-high heat. Pour in wine or stock to deglaze pan, stirring and scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon.

Cook until reduced by half; add butter, swirling pan until melted and incorporated.

Remove from stove and pour sauce through a fine mesh sieve into a small saucepan. Season with salt, if necessary.

Carve chicken and serve with pan sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 254  
Calories from fat 166  
Calories from saturated fat 60  
Total Fat 18.4  g
Saturated Fat 6.6  g
Trans Fat 0.2  g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.3  g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.0  g
Cholesterol 82  mg
Sodium 196  mg
Potassium 223  mg
Total Carbohydrate 2.7  g
Dietary Fiber 0.6  g
Sugars 0.3  g
Protein 18.2  g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.1

Energy sources

Pygal 2% 384.333731356 90.8765808092 4% 398.429576513 93.0735569518 65% 428.185605201 221.490795281 29% 321.90014071 118.767231854 65% 29% Alcohol Carbohydrates Fat Protein
Recipe from: Martha Stewart
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