Classic Roasted Chicken Recipe


Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time50 Min
Ready In1 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings8
MethodMain Ingredient


 Butter4 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Roasting chicken3 Pound (1 whole)
 Dried tarragon leaves1 Tablespoon
 Carrot1 , cut up
 Onion1 , peeled and quartered
 Vegetable oil1 Tablespoon
 Minced shallots1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Chicken broth1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Brandy2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 463 Calories from Fat 315

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 35 g54%

Saturated Fat 11.8 g59.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 140.3 mg

Sodium 282.5 mg11.8%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.64 g2.6%

Sugars 1.2 g

Protein 30 g60%

Vitamin A 35.5% Vitamin C 4.5%

Calcium 4.7% Iron 13.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

2. In a bowl mix 1 tablespoon butter and the salt.
3. Spread the mixture into the cavity of chicken.
4. Tie the opening of the chicken.
5. Rub the chicken skin with some butter.
6. Keep chicken in shallow roasting pan.
7. Arrange tarragon, carrot, and Union around it.
8. Keep in oven.
9. In a frying pan melt remaining butter and add oil.
10. Baste the chicken with this mixture every 15 to 30 minutes.
11. Cook the chicken for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
12. The chicken is cooked if juice of inner thigh is clear yellow.
13. Take out the chicken and keep it aside for 15 to 20 minutes before carving.
14. To prepare the sauce remove vegetables and all except 2 tablespoons fat.
15. Add shallots and cook till done.
16. Stir in broth and brandy and boil rapidly.

17. Pass sauce with chicken.