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  • Author: Chefjar
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-6


Garlic Herb Butter Roasted Chicken is juicy on the inside, loaded with incredible flavors, roasted to a golden crispy skin and so delicious! It is the BEST roasted chicken recipe and ideal for a weeknight dinner!


  • Whole chicken (giblets & neck removed)-1 .5 kg /3.3 pound
  • Unsalted butter ( melted)-1/4 cup
  • Mayonnaise- 2 tbsp.
  • Lemon (halved)-1
  • Garlic cloves ( cut into slivers)- 6
  • Head of garlic ( roughly peeled & cut horizontally through the middle crosswise)-1
  • Salt and coarsely ground black pepper -to taste
  • Fresh dill springs- 3
  • Fresh chopped parsley- 1 tbsp.


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F/232°C.
  2. Remove giblets from inside of the cavity, trim any excess fat or leftover feathers.
  3. Using a sharp small knife, pierce chicken ( cut small slits), approximately 15 slits. Take the garlic slivers and push them into the chicken, making sure they are completely stuffed into the chicken.
  4. In a medium bowl combine melted butter, mayonnaise and the juice of half a lemon. Pour it over the chicken and rub over it. . Generously season chicken with salt and black pepper. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and dried rosemary.
  5. Fill the chicken's cavity with the garlic head, dill springs and the squeezed lemon halve, then tie legs together with kitchen string.
  6. roasted-chicken
  7. Put chicken breast-side up into cast iron skillet or roasting pan. Roast untill chicken develops golden brown color, reduce the temperature to 350°F/77°C. Continue roasting, basting from time to time until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165˚F and juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a knife.
  8. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  9. Serve with pan juices.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Category: Chicken recipes