Garlic Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Recipe by lazyme
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  • Remove and discard giblets and neck from chicken.
  • Rinse chicken under cold water; pat dry.
  • Trim excess fat.
  • Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breast and drumsticks by inserting fingers and gently pushing fingers between skin and meat.
  • Place rosemary and crushed garlic beneath skin of breast and drumsticks.
  • Lift wing tips up and over back; tuck under chicken.
  • Place chicken, breast side up, on a broiler pan.
  • Cut a thin slice from end of each onion.
  • Remove white papery skins from garlic heads (do not peel or separate cloves).
  • Cut tops off garlic heads, leaving root end intact.
  • Insert meat thermometer into meaty part of thigh, making sure not to touch bone.
  • Bake at 450ºF for 30 minutes.
  • Brush onions and garlic heads with olive oil.
  • Arrange onions and garlic heads around chicken.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF, bake an additional 1 hour 15 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 180ºF.
  • Cover chicken loosely with foil; let stand 10 minutes.
  • Discard skin from chicken.
  • Squeeze roasted heads of garlic to extract pulp; serve as a spread on French bread, if desired.