Butt Rubbed Roasted ChickenSubmitted by: MRS243
1 whole chicken (4.5lbs avg)
2 tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp Butt Rub (or favorite all purpose seasoning)
1 med onion, quartered
1/2 bunch fresh parsley
Rinse chicken inside and out, pat dry well.
Rub with olive oil inside and out, sprinkle and rub 2 Tbsp seasoning on the outside, 1 Tbsp on the inside. Stuff cavity with onion quarters and parsley. Tie legs together with twine or string.
Roast chicken 20 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Roast chicken, basting with pan juices every 15 minutes, until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of inner thigh registers 180 -185 degrees Fahrenheit, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
Remove chicken from pan, allowing juices to drip into the pan, to cutting board. Tent with foil and allow to stand 15-20 minutes before carving.
Use pan juices to make gravy. (optional)
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MRS243.