I’m not sure what is easier than making a roasted chicken. Maybe drinking a glass of water. Seriously, it takes 3 minutes to prep it and then the oven takes care of the rest – creating this juicy flavorful delicious meal! Herbs de Provence is a must with this roasted chicken – the intense layers of earthy flavors are infused throughout the entire bird – plus your house will smell amazing. Great dish for entertaining. Look at this bird. It is pretty impressive. Just don’t tell your guests it took you only 3 minutes!
- 1 whole roaster chicken
- 2 tablespoons Herbs de Provence
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2-3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 400F
1- Combine Herbs de Provence, salt, pepper, paprika and butter. It will form a paste. Place chicken in roasting pan. Rub spice and butter paste underneath the skin all over the chicken. Spread the oil on the top of the chicken (add more salt and pepper on top, if desired).
2- Tent foil over chicken and place in oven for 1 hour. Remove foil to let skin brown. Depending on size of chicken – mine only took 30 more minutes with the foil off.
3- Let rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting into it.
*I added some vegetables to roast along with the bird – I made stock with them afterwards!