Today I have the easiest roasted chicken you will ever make. It is perfect for an easy weeknight meal yet elegant enough to entertain with. It starts with this glorious Rustic Herb compound butter using one of my new Tastefully Simple finds, Rustic Herb Seasoning. This little shaker has it all, garlic, black pepper, rosemary and the list goes on. It is the perfect pairing for chicken. Here's how I did it
Rustic Herb Seasoning
Look at that flavor under and above the skin!
Rustic Herb Roasted Chicken
1/2 stick or 4 tablespoons room temperature butter
1 tablespoon Rustic Herb Seasoning
1 whole chicken, neck and giblets removed
1 onion (red or yellow works), cut into eight sections
5 whole carrots, washed and cut in half
Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees.
Add the butter and Rustic Herb Seasoning into a medium bowl. Combine using a fork and set aside.
Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and place the carrots and onions in the middle to create a roasting rack.
Wash the chicken under cold water. Pat dry and place on top of the carrots and onions. Using baker's twine (or yarn like I did) tie the legs of the chicken together and tuck the wings under the bird so they do not burn.
Gently pull the skin of the breast up and rub 1/2 of the butter underneath the skin of the bird. Rub the remaining butter onto the outside skin of the bird.
Place the chicken in the oven for an hour and 15-30 minutes or until your meat thermometer reads 170 degrees.
After the chicken is fully cooked, remove from the oven and place tinfoil over the top. Let the chicken rest for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz
***DISCLAIMER: I was provided with Tastefully Simple product for this post and compensated for my time. But, as always, the opinions are 100% my own. You can't buy my love, baby. ***