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1 hr 29 mins
1 hr 19 mins
Tea Girl's Note:
This is based on a couple of recipes I found online and some things I did to make it easier. It is a bit too greasy to roast veggies or potatoes in the same roasting pan, but you can make a nice side dish of veggies in another pan. It goes well with roasted zucchini.
My Private Note
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- 4 lbs whole chickens (can use smaller but the cooking time is different then)
- 1 1/2-2 teaspoons lemon pepper
- 22 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped (must be be fresh, don't substitute!)
- 3 garlic cloves, pressed
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons chicken fat (chicken fat is better, but use olive oil if you don't have it, but not extra virgin) or 2 tablespoons olive oil (chicken fat is better, but use olive oil if you don't have it, but not extra virgin)
- salt and black pepper
- 8 sprigs parsley
- 2 small onions, quartered
- 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 lemon, quartered
- 1Heat oven to 240°C (475°F).
- 2Add butter, sage, lemon pepper and garlic in a bowl and combine.
- 3Using your fingers and a small, sharp knife, loosen skin of chicken from breasts and thighs.
- 4Slip butter mixture between skin and meat, spreading it evenly.
- 5Brush skin with chicken fat or oil and season cavity with salt and pepper to taste.
- 6Stuff with lemon, parsley, some of the carrots and 1 quartered onion.
- 7Tie legs together with kitchen twine.
- 8Put the other quartered onion and leftover carrots onto center of roasting pan and place chicken on top of them.
- 9Roast for 20 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 200°C (400°F).
- 10Continue roasting until a thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh reads 80°C (170°F), about 1 hour. This will be about 20 minutes less with a pound less chicken.
- 11Transfer chicken to where you plan to carve and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.
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Nutritional Facts for Sage and Garlic Roast Chicken
Serving Size: 1 (407 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 877.9
- Calories from Fat 632
- Total Fat 70.2 g
- Saturated Fat 26.1 g
- Cholesterol 265.1 mg
- Sodium 225.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 8.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
- Sugars 3.3 g
- Protein 51.4 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
fresh sage leaves