BEST ROAST CHICKEN RECIPE

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▢1 (4-5 pound) whole chicken ▢salt and pepper to taste ▢1 large lemon cut into quarters ▢3-4 sprigs rosemary ▢2 tablespoons salted butter softened

Ingredients

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Instructions

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Prepare the chicken by patting it dry with paper towels and removing the giblets and/or gravy pouch.

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Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place lemon and rosemary in the cavity. Tie chicken’s legs together with kitchen twine. Spread butter over the top of the skin.

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Place chicken in a roasting pan or a 9-x-13-inch baking dish. Bake for 60 minutes, then check the temperature in the thickest part of the thigh. Continue cooking, checking every 10 minutes, until it reaches 165 degrees F.

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Remove chicken from the oven and let it sit 10–15 minutes before cutting and serving.  Enjoy!

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