Best Chicken Ever

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  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 large lemon, cut in half
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 6 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme (or ½ tsp dried)
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary (or ½ tsp dried)
  • 1 tsp sage (or 1 tsp fresh)
  • 1 tsp onion powder

For the vegetables:

  • 6-8 baby potatoes
  • Small bag of carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Preparing the chicken:

  1. If the chicken has giblets, remove them. Wash the chicken and pat it dry with paper towels.
  2. Place half a lemon inside the chicken cavity.
  3. Tie the chicken’s legs together with kitchen twine and tuck the wings under the chicken.
  4. Season the whole chicken with salt and pepper.

For the herb butter:

  1. Combine butter, spices (thyme, rosemary, sage), and minced garlic in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Mix all the ingredients with a fork until smooth.
  3. Spread the herb butter mixture over the chicken by hand.

Roasting the chicken:

  1. Place the chicken in a glass casserole, Dutch oven, or cast iron skillet.
  2. Wash the potatoes and carrots, cut them in half, and dice the onion into chunks.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over the vegetables and sprinkle them with garlic salt.
  4. Place the prepared vegetables around the chicken.
  5. Put the whole setup in the preheated oven and bake at 200°C for 45 minutes.
  6. When the chicken’s skin turns golden brown, cover it loosely with aluminum foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes. The total cooking time will be around 70-80 minutes.
  7. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy your delicious chicken!

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