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Herbed Spitted Chicken

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  Rosemary 3 Tablespoon, crumbled
  Minced fresh rosemary/2 tablespoons leaf rosemary, crumbled 3 Tablespoon
  Tarragon 3 Tablespoon, crumbled
  Minced fresh tarragon/2 tablespoons leaf tarragon, crumbled dry white wine or chicken 3 Tablespoon
  Dry white wine/Chicken broth 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Stick)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Chicken 1 Pound
  Ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Roasting chicken 4 Pound (1 Bird)

1 In a small bowl,combine fresh rosemary and tarragon.If you are using dried herbs, combine with 1/3 cup dry white wine or broth in a small bowl. Let stand for 1 hour. Strain; reserve the liquid. Add butter or margarine to the herbs and blend well.
2 Sprinkle the cavity of the chicken with a part of salt and pepper and put in about 1 tablespoon herb butter. Carefully loosen the skin over the breast with your fingers and press in about 1 to 2 tablespoons of the herb butter. Truss the bird, balance it on the spit and fasten it securely.
3 Melt the remaining herb butter and brush over the bird. Sprinkle it with remaining salt and pepper. Combine the remaining herb butter with an equal quantity of wine or broth, or, if using dried herbs, with reserved wine or broth.
4 Roast the chicken for about 2 1/2 hours, basting it frequently with the butter-wine mixture. If possible, put a pan under the bird to catch the juices. Skim off the fat and pour a.little juice over each piece of carved chicken.

5 Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
150 Minutes
Ready In: 
210 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 376 Calories from Fat 247

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g42.4%

Saturated Fat 9.9 g49.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 116.9 mg39%

Sodium 222.7 mg9.3%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.4%

Dietary Fiber 1.2 g4.9%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 27 g53.4%

Vitamin A 15.1% Vitamin C 6.8%

Calcium 9.9% Iron 20%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Herbed Spitted Chicken Recipe