Betty's Christmas Roast Chicken -- Christmas

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Dec. 24, 2013

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Roast Chicken for the Christmas table. This is an 8-pound roaster.


Roaster chicken 8 Pound (large chicken)
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , softened, divided
Salt To Taste



1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

2. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towel.

3. In a roasting pan, pour ½ cup water and set aside.


4. Rub ¼ cup butter and season with salt on outside and inside of chicken.

5. Place chicken in roasting pan, tucking wings toward the back, and cover with a lid.

6. Pop the pan in oven and bake for 2 ½- 3 hours or until it reaches an internal temperature of 180 degree F when measured in the deepest part of thigh area, removing lid for the last ½-hour. When lid is removed, baste roaster with the remaining ¼ cup butter.

7. Remove pan from oven and place meat on cutting board. Tent with aluminum foil for 10 minutes.


8. Slice, as desired, and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 180 Minutes
Ready In: 180 Minutes
Servings: 20

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 378Calories from Fat 221

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.5%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 137 mg5.71%

Total Carbohydrates %

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 37 g74%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet