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Butter Roast Chicken With Herbs

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Ingredients
  Chicken 3 Pound (1 1/2 Kilogram)
  Butter 3 Ounce (75 Gram)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste, milled
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Fresh parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Chives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Clean the chicken cavity by removing the giblets and wipe with paper toweling.
2. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C or Gas No. 6)

MAKING
3. In a small bowl, combine 2 oz butter, seasonings, herb and garlic.
4. Beat until well blended and creamy.
5. Spoon the herbed butter into the cavity of the bird.
6. Seal the tail-end of the chicken with a skewer or stitch using a trussing needle and thread.
7. In a roasting pan, place chicken on its side.
8. Spreading remaining butter on top of the bird.
9. Place pan on middle level of preheated oven.
10. Roast the bird for about 60 minutes, basting it every 20 minutes and turning the bird over.
11. Turn the chicken with breast portion upwards during last 20 minutes of cooking.
12. Remove from oven and let the bird rest for 10 minutes before serving.

SERVING
13. Place in a casserole pouring the buttery juices over the bird.
14. Carve into serving portions and serve with the herb-flavoured butter spooned on top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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