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Roast Chicken

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Nikki the Foodie is preparing a classic Sunday Dinner of Oven Roasted Whole Chicken! Niman Ranch Epicure Reserve™ poultry are grown on small U.S. family farms by growers committed to humane and traditional farming methods.
  Fresh sage 1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm) (1/2 Large Bunch)
  Fresh thyme 1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm) (1/2 Large Bunch)
  Fresh sage leaves 1 Tablespoon (Several Large Leaves)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Combination Of Lemon And Orange)
  Whole chicken 3 1⁄2 Pound
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste (Use Fresh)
  Lemon 1 , halved
  Garlic head 1 , cut in half crosswise
  Spanish onion 1⁄2 , thickly sliced
  White onion 1 Small, sliced
  Celery stalks 4 Large, chopped
  Carrots 2 Large, chopped

For Fresh Thyme Sage Oil for Chicken Skin:
Combine fresh sage leaves, fresh thyme, garlic and oils in blender. Blend until completely combined. Shake well. Keep refrigerated.
Classic Roasted Chicken (Poulet Rouge Fermier):
Preheat oven to 400. Remove excess pockets of fat around the cavities. For even cooking and crisp skin us the rack to lift the chicken. Season the chicken inside and out with Kosher salt and pepper to taste. Fill cavity with herbs, garlic and lemon.
Rub skin with sage/thyme oil to keep moist. Place chicken on it's side on the roasting rack, and roast for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, flip the chicken over on it's other side and continue roasting for another 15 minutes. Then, flip the chicken breast side up and finish roasting for another 30 minutes. If additional browning is desired on the skin, remove cover or tin foil from roasting pan and allow chicken to roast uncovered until desired golden color is achieved. Rest chicken 10 minutes and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Stuffed Roast Chicken with the herbs and lemon! This chicken will come out nice and golden and delicious! Want to give this a go then see the video.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 785 Calories from Fat 522

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g89.6%

Saturated Fat 14 g69.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 198.4 mg66.1%

Sodium 308.4 mg12.9%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.4%

Sugars 3.4 g

Protein 51 g103%

Vitamin A 108.6% Vitamin C 60.2%

Calcium 12.5% Iron 25.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

1 Comment

Anonymous's picture
This is the best roasted chicken I have ever tasted. The Classic Roasted Chicken with Citrus Herb Oil worked like a charm and I got rave reviews for this one. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)
Roast Chicken Recipe Video