Herbs de Provence Roasted Chicken

I’ve decided that roasted chicken is a very economical dinner.  It’s tasty, gets that crispy skin and you can eat it just sliced one night and incorporate it into another recipe for another night!  I live in a town that’s a bit behind the times, cooking wise so I had to wait until my trip to Baton Rouge to get some Herbs de Provence, so I couldn’t wait to try cooking with them!

Herbs de Provence Roasted Chicken

Ingredients:

1 whole chicken, neck and giblets removed.

3 tablespoons butter, softened

1-2 tablespoons Herbs de Provence

Olive Oil

Salt, pepper to taste

2 celery sticks, washed and broken in half

Method:

Preheat oven to 400. 

Combine butter and Herbs de Provence in a small bowl.  Wash chicken well in cool water.  Pat dry with clean paper towels.  Gently loosen the skin from the meat, and rub some of the butter mixture between the skin and the meat, getting all around the chicken.  Once done, lightly drizzle olive oil over the skin, season with salt and pepper and rub the rest of the butter mixture over all of the skin.  Place in a roasting pan with a rack and cook for about 75 minutes, or until meat thermometer indicates chicken is fully cooked.  Serve with your favorite sides (we had baked potatoes and green bean casserole).

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Herbs de Provence Roasted Chicken

 

 

 

 

 

The Verdict:  This was so juicy inside, crispy outside, it was fantastic!  I’m not a very skilled chicken carver so lucky we took a picture before I carved it!  This was a seriously delicious chicken, it’s definitely a recipe to try!

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