Roasted Chicken with Herb Oil

Roasted Chicken with Herb Oil

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 405.1
  • Total Fat: 22.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 161.3 mg
  • Sodium: 742.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 46.7 g

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Introduction

Roasted chicken is a simple and versatile protein. Use it in soups, throw it on pasta or pair it with a simple salad. Roasted chicken is a simple and versatile protein. Use it in soups, throw it on pasta or pair it with a simple salad.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 T butter, softened*
    1 T olive oil
    1 T rosemary, chopped
    1 3 pound chicken
    1/3 t black pepper
    1 t kosher or sea salt
    1 lemon, cut into quarters

    * For Passover, use olive oil in place of butter.

Tips

Save time and energy by roasting two chickens at once and freezing one (carve it first).
NOTE: Serving sizes will vary. Feel free to calculate using the amount and type of chicken you eat. Save about 125
Please note that serving sizes will vary. The nutrition is calculated for 1/4 of the chicken. Add the appropriate number of ounces of dark meat or light meat to your Nutrition Tracker.


Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix the butter, oil, and rosemary together in a small bowl. Gently lift up chicken skin from the breast and rub oil and butter mixture between the flesh and skin.

Season chicken inside and out with salt and pepper.

Place chicken in roasting pan on a roasting rack or bed of vegetables. Place lemon inside the cavity of the chicken. Tie legs together with cotton string.

Roast chicken 20 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Roast chicken until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of inner thigh registers 180 -185 degrees Fahrenheit, about 1 hour 15 minutes.

Lift chicken and tilt slightly, emptying juices from cavity into pan. Juices should be clear. Transfer chicken to cutting board.

Cover chicken with aluminum foil to keep warm and wait 10 minutes before carving.

NOTE: Save about 125 calories and 11 g fat per serving by removing the skin.

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  • Incredible!
    27 of 28 people found this review helpful
    I made this the other night for dinner and it was great. The lemon added a great flavor to the meat. I did make 2 chickens and I am planning on making chicken stock next weekend.
    Thank you Chef Meg
    - 8/17/09

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  • 26 of 29 people found this review helpful
    For those concerned about the sodium content - very simple, don't add the salt! To my taste buds salt takes away from the real taste of meats and vegetables. I never add salt to baked goods either, it has no impact on the recipes whatsoever. Salt is always OPTIONAL. - 1/16/10

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  • Very Good
    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I am from the islands , so I always wash my chicken with lemon and vinegar prior to rinse it with cold water. And I use a lot of scallions and garlics, pepper, tyme, Persley,and more,to give it flavor. It is a great recipe. Thank you. - 9/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
    Oh my gosh! This was absolutely fantastic. It was so very easy to do and tasted divine. I put lemon and orange wedges in the cavity and the smell was heavenly as well as the taste. Thank you so much Chef Meg for a cheap dinner that I can do with plenty left overs for the following week. Can't wait - 8/23/09

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  • 20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I was out of lemon, so I used onion and celery. But, I have used lemon before and both ways are great. And then I made broth. - 9/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Lovely!! I added several cloves of garlic inside the cavity too!! - 10/14/09

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  • 16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I also added a little fresh rosemary - Fabulous! - 9/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely the best flavored turkey breast I've ever had! From now on all my poultry will have this oil rub on it. I took the skin off after cooking & it was very moist & the lemon flavor was incredible! I put half the lemon in the chest cavity & the other 1/4's under the skin on the breast. - 9/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Great flavor and easy! Removed skin after cooking, as my research indicates it makes little difference in fat content whether it's removed before or after. The meat will retain more moisture if the skin is left on during cooking. - 1/16/10

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I made it tonight. It was really good. I stuffed the chicken with a lemon and lime and roasted it on top of a bed of potatoes, carrots, onions and apples(my husband didn't like the apples but I thought they were good) - 1/6/10

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I'd never used a lemon in the body cavity before, but it did add a nice tang to the flavour. - 8/4/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I'm about to start this recipe for dinner but it doesn't say where/how to use the Rosemary. I'm going to mix it in with the butter and oil and hope for the best!
    Later...made it with a couple of minced cloves of garlic added to the butter mix. Very good.
    - 9/28/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made this, putting the oil on the outside and placing on a bed of baby potatoes and onions. EVeryone loved it and now I have lunch for tomorrow as well! - 9/25/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Fast and easy. The oil mixture is great for basting to keep in moisture. - 9/22/09

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I swapped the chicken for a turkey breast cooked in my Nu-Wave oven. It is delicious. I carved it up and put all but the slices I'm taking to work tomorrow. Thank you Chef Meg. - 11/3/09

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I have been doing a version of this for years, but my twist is adding garlic, no butter and even a bit of thyme. I love using my fresh herbs on this and also marinading over night and grilling...so yummy! - 1/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. Removed the skin after cooking and it was lovely and moist. - 8/22/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    What a great idea, 2 chickens at once! Why not 3, and use different herbs, and then freeze 2? Saves a calorie-laden trip to colonel bucket or the local store for their fried glop, and saves money too! - 10/15/09

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I am not too fond of rosemary so I will try this with lemon, quartered onion and garlic cloves in the cavity. Thanks - 9/22/09

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I'm not very good with herbs and spices, but I don't like Rosemary. What can I use instead?
    Do you take the skin off before or after cooked (I usually leave on to cook so it doesn't dry out, then remove)
    Can't use salt (restricted sodium) Will it be ok without the salt?
    - 9/22/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I like this as alternative to my all time fav using only cinnamon powder and lemon / lemon juice ( foregoing the salt and oil ) - 4/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this yesterday for the group I lead. It was a great hit. I left half at home for hubby, and he liked it too! Breast was moist and yummy! - 10/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great Healthy & Taste! This is a winner. The lemon flavor and skinless really helped. My children love it two. - 9/22/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe - enjoyed chichen cold, too - 9/22/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    i have added this easy one to my chicken recipes its so easy - 9/22/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Covered or uncovered? - 9/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Try using some fresh or evern dried tarragon for a nice change from rosemary. It is fantastic! - 5/24/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The video was helpful. I'm making this for dinner tonight and can't wait to try it! - 10/18/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe...I "roasted" mine on the BBQ...(like beer can chicken) everyone loved them... - 10/16/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I forgot to do the lemon on the inside!! I didn't have any, but I could have used limes!!! I had those. Next time. I used Lighthouse organic freeze dried poultry herbs for the rosemary. Nice flavor anyway and I'm using drippings for soup tomorrow! - 10/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe!!! Chicken was SOOOOO juicy and falling off the bone! I will for sure make this again! - 10/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make this almost every week now... it's a simple and delicious way to prepare chicken. Definitely include the herbs and olive oil-- they're why this is so delicious and moist! I sprinkle paprika on the skin to help it brown, and I make the bones into chicken soup the next day. - 2/6/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was good but I left out the salt, the pepper made the skin crispy, just right. - 1/16/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Nice flavor and very moist. Next time I think I will add some minced garlic though. - 1/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very nice way to roast a chicken. I followed the recipe exactly, and it way excellent. The leftovers disappeared so quickly, I wish I had made two! Although I wouldn't freeze one, as cooked meat deteriorates and dries out so quickly in the freezer. Would also be good with fresh sage or thyme. - 10/14/09

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    great chicken - 10/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It got great raves from my family. It was nice that the seasonings were under the skin. So when you remove the skin, the chicken still has nice flavor. I did follow the coach's recommendation for putting in the meal planner. - 10/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is one of my favorites have bean making it for years.I don't use butter or rosemary,I just drizzle evoo on it with the sea salt and pepper the lemon in the inside gives it a great flavor.I also season the inside with salt and pepper.I going to add the rosemary next time. - 9/23/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It just so happens that roasting chickens are on sale this week so I was thinking of cooking a couple anyway. Thanks for a new recipe to try. - 9/22/09

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  • The whole family loves this one - 3/26/18

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  • So simple and healthy - 3/17/18

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  • One of my favorites for dinner. - 2/1/18

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  • I combined 1 T of the following powdered or chopped dried spices; garlic, thyme, parsley, onion, celery seed, rosemary, sage, savory, lemon peel, orange peel, salt and pepper. 1/8 C each of orange and lemon juice instead of a whole lemon and no butter, just olive oil. It was delicious! - 1/30/18

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  • Yummy choice for cold chicken sandwiches for leftovers. - 1/18/18

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  • Easier to buy a roasted chicken at walmart - 1/16/18

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  • That's a lot of calories - 1/15/18

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  • This is a great chicken recipe. We have a regular meal and then we demons any make a pot pie from the leftovers - 1/15/18

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  • I do this without the rosemary as my DH doesn't like the flavor of it. Otherwise we do enjoy. - 1/15/18

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  • Love poultry - 1/15/18

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  • This was a wonderful dish and everyone really loved. - 1/15/18

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  • This looks so good. I really want to try it and will rate it after I do. - 1/15/18

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  • Another great chicken recipe. I make two and then freeze the leftovers. - 1/15/18

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  • Made this earlier in the week and it was great. I took their suggestion making two so having the second one tonight! - 1/15/18

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  • yummy - 1/15/18

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  • yummy - 1/15/18

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  • NICE - 1/15/18

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  • This made several meals for me to freeze. - 1/15/18

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  • Delicious! - 1/15/18

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  • Delicious. Why use butter at all? - 1/15/18

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  • Will have to give this a try. I donít usually roast whole chickens. - 1/15/18

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  • My husband loves this roasted chicken with herb oil! I didn't change thing! - 1/15/18

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  • Awesome recipe love me some chicken - 1/15/18

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  • Love this roasted chicken with Herb oil! Didn't change a thing. Delicious! - 1/15/18

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  • This is a standard roast chicken, great for eating later in the week. - 1/15/18

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  • Yum. - 1/15/18

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  • this is a weekly thing for us. very good - 1/15/18

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  • Excellent - 1/15/18

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  • Excellent dinner - 1/15/18

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  • one of our favorites. - 1/15/18

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  • The cals seem high to me..
    You don't need all that butter
    - 1/15/18

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  • Yummy - 1/15/18

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  • Roast Chicken one of my all time favourites. - 1/15/18

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  • I like the taste of this one I did leave out the salt - 1/15/18

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  • Pretty good. Easy to do. - 1/15/18

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  • - 12/2/17

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  • Incredibly delicious! - 11/6/17

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  • great recipe - 11/6/17

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  • Looks like another good recipe. Dinner Wednesday night - 11/6/17

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  • Mmmmm m mmm - 11/6/17

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  • Who needs the added salt when there are so many other spices that really lift the taste of the chicken to new heights along with what I've never added to the cavity of the chicken and that the lemon. Thanx! - 10/9/17

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  • Looks good - 9/22/17

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  • Interesting! - 9/17/17

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  • Great recipe. - 9/16/17

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  • Love this - 9/14/17

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  • This was so good! The boys asked for this again! - 9/14/17

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  • This would work in a slow cooker too and won't heat up the house. - 8/19/17

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  • This is a GREAT recipe! Thank you. - 8/14/17

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  • Very delicious, this recipe is a keeper - 7/7/17

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  • When we embrace our mistakes, we embrace living. - 5/17/17

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  • I would change up the seasoning - 4/9/17

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  • Great recipe - fresh rosemary makes all the difference! - 3/27/17

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  • OMitted the salt as I have lightly salted butter. - 3/25/17

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  • yummy - 3/2/17

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  • fantastic will make it often with no salt - 2/21/17

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  • Looks good - 2/19/17

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  • Wonderful - 2/8/17

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  • Yum. - 2/5/17

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  • Yes, tried this last night and shared with six women who are in a healthy living group. My husband said, "Keep this recipe" which is the highest of honors. I have gotten "Pinterest Fail" previously on a few recipes. Two thumbs up! Easy and tasty. - 10/4/16

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  • Yummy.....I did add a lot of garlic inside.... took longer then it said as well....but oh so good - 1/15/16

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  • Excellent recipe. Will do often instead of buying a ready made chicken. - 1/6/16

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