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a whole roasted chicken with crispy skin on a metal platter, garnished with garlic and fresh herbs

Herbed Butter Roasted Chicken

  • Author: Kyndra Holley
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This herbed butter roasted chicken is the juiciest chicken you will ever sink your teeth into. Packing the butter and seasoning between the breasts and the skin locks in the flavor and keeps the chicken moist all throughout the cooking.


Units Scale
  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature (ghee for dairy free)
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 pound whole chicken (I get my whole chickens here)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the butter, thyme, sage, onion flakes, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Place the chicken, breast side up, in a shallow roasting pan. Add the chicken stock to the bottom of the roasting pan.
  4. Gently loosen the skin covering the breasts of the chicken, lifting it away from the breast, creating a pocket between the breast and the skin.
  5. Pack half of the herbed butter between the skin and the breasts, distributing it evenly. Rub the other half of the herbed butter all over the top of the chicken.
  6. Bake on the middle rack for 30 minutes. Take the chicken out of the oven, baste the juices over the top of it and return it to the oven. Roast for an additional 30 to 45 minutes, basting every 10 minutes.
  7. Roast until it is cooked all the way through, with a meat thermometer reaching 165°F, and the skin is nice and crispy.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 70 minute
  • Category: Chicken Recipes
  • Method: Roasting


  • Serving Size: 6oz of chicken
  • Calories: 450
  • Sugar: 0.3g
  • Sodium: 494mg
  • Fat: 33.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.9g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Cholesterol: 179mg

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