Garlic & Herb Whole Roasted Chicken

Whole chicken on a white plate surrounded by lemon, onion and herbs.
Whole chicken on a white plate surrounded by lemon, onion and herbs.

Easy Garlic & Herb Whole Roasted Chicken, cooked in the oven. Tender and moist whole roasted chicken for your weekday or holiday meal for only $1.95 per serving. This low carb and keto recipe has zero net carbs and 51g of protein.


TIP – Costco sells a two pack of whole chicken for around $10 ($5 per chicken). Organic Whole Chicken sells for about $22 for a two pack ($11 per chicken).


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Whole chicken on a white plate surrounded by lemon, onion and herbs.
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Garlic & Herb Whole Roasted Chicken

Easy Garlic & Herb Whole Roasted Chicken, cooked in the oven. Tender and moist chicken for your weekday or holiday meal for only $1.95 per serving.
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Recipes, Christmas Recipes, Easter Recipes, Easy Meal, Holiday Dinner Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Keto Recipes, Low Carb Recipes, Paleo Recipes, Thanksgiving Recipes, Whole Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 641kcal
Cost $7.82

Equipment

  • Roasting Pan

Ingredients

  • 4-5 Lbs Whole Chicken
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (Softened)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Minced Fresh Rosemary + 3 Sprigs (*Note 1)
  • 1/2 tsp Minced Fresh Sage + 3 Sprigs
  • 1/2 tsp Minced Fresh Thyme + 3 Springs
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • Salt (to Taste)
  • Black Pepper (to Taste)
  • 1 Large Onion (Cut into 8 wedges)
  • 1 Lemon (sliced)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425° and position the rack in the lower third of the oven.
  • In a small bowl, add the softened butter, minced garlic, minced herbs and lemon zest. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the roasting plan. Scatter the onion, lemon slices and herb sprigs in the pan. (*Note 2)
  • Pat the chicken dry and truss. Rub half of the butter mixture under the skin and the other half over the top of the chicken. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Set the whole chicken breast-side-up on a rack in the roasting pan.
  • Roast for about 60-75 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the inner thigh registers 175° to 180°.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven, cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Using tongs, tilt the chicken to drain the cavity juices into the pan before transferring the chicken to a cutting board.
  • Slice immediately and enjoy.

Notes

  1. If using dried herbs, use 1/8 tsp for each: Rosemary, thyme and sage. Also add 1/8 tsp to the water in the roasting pan, for a total of 1/4 tsp.
  2. Watch the water level..if using a larger roasting pan start with 2 cups of water. Add more during cooking as needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 641kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 556IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 3mg

recipe cost

$7.82 ($1.95 Serving)

how-to photos

Raw whole chicken in a black roasting pan surrounded by lemon, onion and herbs.

Step 4 Tip.

Work quickly before the coldness of the chicken hardens the butter.

nutrition facts

Nutrition Facts
Garlic & Herb Whole Roasted Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 641 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 219mg73%
Sodium 241mg10%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 51g102%
Vitamin A 556IU11%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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