Crisp, golden skin and juicy garlic-laced meat exemplify why roasting is one of the best ways to highlight the texture and flavor of a chicken.

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Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Let chicken stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Rub chicken all over with cut side of garlic. Season cavity with salt and pepper; stuff with garlic halves and thyme. Brush chicken with butter; generously season with salt and pepper. Transfer chicken to a rimmed baking sheet. Cross legs, and tie with kitchen twine.

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  • Roast chicken, basting after 30 minutes, until skin is crisp and golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh reaches 165, about 1 hour. Let stand for 10 minutes before carving. Garnish with thyme.

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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
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Rating: Unrated
09/21/2013
Good and easy