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Maple Butter Roasted Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Yolanda Johnson

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Ingredients
1/2 c unsalted butter, room temperature
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 bunch fresh thyme sprigs (reserve 4 sprigs for serving)
1 whole chicken, washed and dried well (3.5-4 pounds)
1 lemon, quartered
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
Directions:
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix softened butter, maple syrup, and chopped thyme into a paste.
2. Place chicken into a roasting pan and stuff cavity with lemon and all but the 4 sprigs of thyme.
3. Loosen the skin on the chicken breast and thighs.
4. Spread half of the butter mixture under the skin.
5. Fold the wings under the chicken and tie the drumsticks together. Rub the remainder of the butter mixture on top of chicken that has been seasoned with salt and pepper.
6. Roast the chicken until a thermometer, inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, registers 165 degrees F (approximately 1.5 hours).
7. Remove chicken, cover loosely with foil and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
8. Carve chicken and garnish with the remaining thyme sprigs.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes

 

 

 

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