The perfect butter basted Roast Chicken

Juicy crispy skinned chicken has to be one of my favourite things to eat. This butter basted one is made perfect with the addition of some of the Natural Herbs and Spices range of spices. Go on, try it. I know you want to…

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The perfect butter basted Roast Chicken
Servings Prep Time
4people 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
80minutes 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
80minutes 15minutes
  • 1.5Kg whole chicken
  • 8tbsp butter
  • 1tbsp Natural Herbs and Spices chicken seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Natural Herbs and Spices rosemary and lemon seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onionscut in thick slices
  • 8cloves garlicflattened roughly with the back of a knife
  • 1 lemonskin pierced several times with the tip of a knife
  • 1small bunch rosemaryfresh
  • 4 potatoesquartered
  • salt and pepper
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200*C
  2. Place olive oil, oions and garlic in a heavy based roasting dish
  3. Stuff the cavity of the chicken with the whole lemon and fresh rosemary
  4. Melt the butter along with the Natural Herbs and Spices dried spices and generously baste the entire skin of the bird. Reserve some of the butter to baste halfway through the cooking process
  5. Place the whole bird, breast side up on the onions and garlic and place in the oven for 1HR20 mins, basting halfway through the cooking time. At This point add the potatoes to the roasting dish
  6. 20 minutes before cooking time is up check the potatoes and toss to ensure they don't burn. If you still have reserved butter another baste won't do any harm
  7. Once time is up remove the chicken from the oven and check that is is done by inserting a knife into the thick part of the meat and checking if the juices run clear. Check seasoning and adjust if necessary. Allow the chicken to rest for 15 minutes before carving
  8. Serve with the roast potatoes and seasonal veg or fresh crunchy salad for a delicious yet simple to prepare meal

One thought on “The perfect butter basted Roast Chicken

  1. Lars Olof Granat says:

    I have try, Its very good thank you

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