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Savory Roasted Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing

Makes

10 servings

When you want an impressive centerpiece for Sunday dinner or a special-occasion meal, you can't go wrong with this golden chicken. The moist, tender meat is enhanced with a hint of orange, savory and thyme. -Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Savory Roasted Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 roasting chicken (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Place chicken on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Carefully loosen the skin above the breast meat. Combine the onion salt, thyme, savory, orange zest and pepper; rub half of the herb mixture under the loosened skin. Rub chicken skin with oil; sprinkle with remaining herb mixture.
  2. Bake at 375° until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°, 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Let stand for 10-15 minutes. Remove skin before carving. Skim fat and thicken pan juices for gravy if desired.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounce-weight: 197 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 267mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.

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