French Roast Chicken

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Pinaygourmet 345142

Wonderfully moist and tender chicken with a rich and flavourful sauce.

Top Review by ChefHann

Very nice chicken - but we thought the herbs were a bit overpowering. I was trying to cook a French meal and I will cook this again, but leave the herbs out or maybe only use a teapoon instead of half a cup of herbs. I liked the idea of putting butter under the skin - will adapt for personal taste next time, but it was nice thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat the chopped herbs and garlic into the butter.
  2. Ease your fingers between the breast skin and flesh of the bird and spread the butter evenly over the flesh.
  3. Prick the lemon all over with a fork and place inside the bird.
  4. Put the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and pour the wine and 1 cup of stock over it.
  5. Roast in a preheated 375F oven for 1 1/2 hours or until the juices run clear, basting frequently and adding more stock if the pan becomes dry.
  6. Remove the chicken from the pan and let stand, covered with a foil, for 10 minutes.
  7. Spoon off the fat from the pan, add the remaining stock, and boil, stirring, until slightly reduced.
  8. Garnish the chicken and serve hot, with the juices passed separately.

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