ROASTED CHICKEN WITH LEMON, BUTTER, GARLIC & HERBS

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A lovely traditional Sunday lunch favorite!

Rubbing the chicken with butter and grilling the chicken before-hand makes the skin nice and crispy. The added herbs and garlic makes it very flavourful.

Add you favorite keto-friendly vegetables and voila!

Keto butter-chicken

ROASTED CHICKEN WITH LEMON, BUTTER, GARLIC & HERBS

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
RESTING TIME: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Banting, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: Chicken, Chicken Meals, Herbs, Lemon, Roasted Chicken
Servings: 5 SERVING
Calories: 660kcal
Author: Chan

Ingredients

  • 1,2 kg whole broiler-fryer chicken 1,2-1,3 kg
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp thyme, dried
  • 1/4 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning or you can also use fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 220C.
  • Remove giblets from inside of the chicken’s cavity.
  • Thoroughly dry the chicken with paper towels.
  • Place chicken, breast side UP, on a rack set over a shallow roasting pan.
  • Brush chicken with 2 tbsp melted butter.
  • Sprinkle or rub minced garlic all over chicken.
  • In a small bowl combine salt, basil, thyme, and lemon pepper; rub onto the chicken.
  • Add some salt to the inside of the cavity and fill the cavity with lemon slices, rosemary, and garlic cloves.
  • Tie the legs together with kitchen twine, and tuck the wings under the body of the chicken.
  • Roast, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 175C and continue to cook until done; about 1 more hour and 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature of chicken reach 75C.
  • Remove from oven and baste the chicken with the juices.
  • Let rest for about 15 to 20 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition

Serving: 259grams | Calories: 660kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.2g | Protein: 65.8g | Fat: 41.9g
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