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Herb Roasted Chicken

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 35 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken
Servings: 6 people
Author: Silvia Dunnirvine


  • 3 lb whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 sprig each, rosemary, thyme and oregano (preferably fresh herbs)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt and ground pepper, (adjust to taste)

Pan Fried Mushrooms

  • 1 lb baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic


  • Wash chicken in cold running water then dry completely using paper towels. Set chicken on a sheet pan or cutting board. Tight the legs using kitchen twine and tuck wings under breasts.
  • Using your fingers spread 1 tbsp of cold butter all over the chicken. Use a little more if needed. Be sure to cover all surfaces.
  • Season chicken with onion powder, salt and pepper. Again be sure to cover the entire chicken.
  • Chop herbs finely then add to chicken. Use your fingers to add some herbs to the legs, wings and under parts.
  • Fill chicken cavity with herbs lemon and citrusy fruit.
  • Bring chicken to a 450F degrees pre-heated oven, then right away reduce oven temperature to 400F degrees. Roast for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until internal temperature measured at thickest part of the breast has reached 165F degrees.
  • Serve with mushrooms, fresh herbs and garnish with pomegranate for a festive meal!

Pan Fried Mushrooms

  • Melt butter in large skillet. Add mushrooms, rosemary and garlic.
  • Sauté for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 572mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg