The Best Oven Roasted Chicken

The Best Oven Roasted Chicken

  • 1 Chicken, 4-5 lbs.
  • 3 tbsp. Butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp. Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp. Black Pepper, ground
  • 15 Garlic Cloves, whole
  • Pre heat the oven to 450 F. Place the chicken in a oven safe baking dish, roasting pan or a large cast iron pan. Dry the chicken well with paper towels. Remove the giblets from the inside of the chicken and then place the garlic cloves inside. Drizzle the butter on the inside and outside of the whole chicken then season with the salt and pepper. Place the chicken in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Very carefully, open the oven and baste the chicken with the melted butter at the bottom of the pan. Drop the heat to 425 F and cook for 60 minutes, basting with the butter every 15 minutes. The chicken is done when the internal temperature reaches 165 F at the thickest part of the breast not touching any bones, or the juices run clear.

    It is a great idea to use a simple and inexpensive meat thermometer to check the internal temp. of your chicken. This will ensure your chicken is cooked perfectly every time.

    Check out this link for a thermometer info

    http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-5989N-Classic-Instant-Thermometer/dp/B00004XSC4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1415718463&sr=8-3&keywords=stem+thermometer

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