Rotisserie Fresh Herb & Garlic Chicken

"I worked this recipe last summer while I had oodles of fresh herbs growing in the garden. I remembered years ago placing fresh basil under the skin of a turkey I baked for Thanksgiving and decided lets try this with many herbs. It is so delicious the family begs for my rotisserie chickens! You can do this on a BBQ or kitchen rotisserie. You can prepare the chicken earlier and let it marinade in the fridge for the day as well before cooking. It will intense the flavors. I also place the herbs and garlic inside the bird."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 34mins
Ingredients:
11
Yields:
1 chicken
Serves:
5-6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Clean a five pound roasting chicken and pat dry.
  • Carefully separate with your hand the skin from the meat without ripping the skin. Separate entire breast area to back and then leg area.
  • Crush and Slice all the garlic lengthwise.
  • Insert garlic slices between the skin and meat on breast, legs and inside bird.
  • Remove the basil, oregano and sage leaves off the stems.
  • Insert the leaves between the skin and meat on breast, legs and inside bird.
  • Add evenly the stalks of thyme in all places as well, reserving 4 stalks.
  • Place the tarragon inside the bird.
  • Place one stalk of rosemary inside the bird.
  • If the skin is very loose use a toothpick to close in front area and one in back.
  • Tie up the bird so the legs and wings are not loose. Use cotton string.
  • Rub the tied bird with the olive oil.
  • Insert the spit for rotisserie making sure it is well secured.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper around the bird.
  • Place the rosemary stalks, about 4 inches long, into the leg & wing area using the string to hold in place.
  • Place 4 sprigs of thyme anywhere under strings.
  • Place readied chicken onto rotisserie and cook one hour and fifteen minutes. Chicken cooks usually 15 minutes per pound.
  • Use a meat thermometer for testing meat. Temperature should reach 165 degrees when done. Juices should run clear.

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  1. ELFINSONG
    Tender and delicious................ like taking a bite out of Spring.<br/><br/>I think this one will be a weekly dish in my home.<br/><br/>Thanks AFP
     
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