Total Time
5hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs

Hi all. I hope you enjoy it. All the instructions and temperatures are correct.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Take neck and other stuff out of chicken if included.
  2. Set the chicken on its legs in a pan. (yes breast side down).
  3. Sprinkle inside of chicken with seasonings.
  4. Put a stick of butter in chicken. Either put it down its neck or up the other end whichever is easier.
  5. Rub the other stick of butter all over the chicken.
  6. Add 1/2 cup water to the bottom of the pan and drop the remaining butter in the pan.
  7. Cover the chicken with aluminum foil. If doing 2 or 3 chickens a roaster works great.
  8. Now bake at 275 degrees for about 5-6 hours. (Yes that temperature is right and yes the chicken gets done). You know it is done when the chicken lays down.
  9. Just note that when you go to get the chicken out of the oven, it de-bones itself.
  10. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

Made this up for Fall 09 PAC Premie Adoption. I have never steam roasted a chicken, but will more often. This was wonderfully moist, and if you take the foil off in last 15-20 minutes the skin crisps up nicely. Thank You for a great recipe!

Chabear01 September 12, 2009

This was good and easy to make. Was glad I didn't have to constantly baste the chicken and it came out tender and juicy. The only thing I did different was the last 15 minutes I uncovered it and turned on the broiler to brown a little. Made for Spring 2009 PAC.

AZPARZYCH April 06, 2009

I went to make this for a second time and forgot i didn't rate it the first!! It was AWESOME! I followed the directions exactly and couldn't have been happier! The smell of this baking has to be the most mouth watering yummy smell EVER also!! I was holding my head up high on this one, THANKS CINISAJOY!!!

cass and sam March 14, 2009