The Best Simple Roast Chicken

  • Ready in 1h 20m

  • Serves 4

  • 403 calories

  • 0.13g carbs

The Best Simple Roast Chicken might be just the main course you are searching for. Watching your figure? This gluten free, primal, and fodmap friendly recipe has 403 calories, 31g of protein, and 30g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 4. For $1.17 per serving, this recipe covers 13% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person has tried and liked this recipe. A mixture of dijon mustard, kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper, butter, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes. It is brought to you by For the Love of Cooking.

5 ingredients

  1. 3 lb chicken
  2. 1 serving kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper
  3. 1 sprig thyme
  4. 2 tbsps butter
  5. 1 tsp dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. 
  2. Carefully rinse the chicken, then dry it VERY well, inside and out. The drier the meat and skin, the better because you don't want the chicken to steam while it roasts.
  3. Season the cavity well with kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper.
  4. Add the thyme sprig to the cavity. Truss the bird. Side Note: Trussing the bird helps the chicken to cook evenly, and it also makes for a more beautiful roasted bird. 
  5. Season well with kosher salt all over the bird evenly--the chicken should have a nice uniform coating of salt which will result in a crisp, salty, flavorful skin. 
  6. Season the entire bird with some freshly cracked pepper, to taste. 
  7. Place the chicken in a large cast iron skillet or roasting pan and place into the preheated oven. Leave it alone. Don't baste the chicken or add butter because this will create steam. Cook until a meat thermometer in the thigh reaches 165 degrees and the juices run clear, about 50-60 minutes. 
  8. Remove from the oven and set the chicken on a cutting board to rest for 10-15 minutes before carving. 
  9. Serve chicken with the butter and Dijon mustard on the side. Enjoy.
The Best Simple Roast Chicken

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