Roast Spiced Chicken Recipe

Roast Spiced Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 roasting chicken (6 to 7 pounds)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a small bowl, mix the first five ingredients. In a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in lemon juice, mustard, paprika and garlic salt. Keep warm.
  2. Sprinkle half of the thyme mixture inside chicken. Place chicken on a rack in a shallow roasting pan, breast side up. Tuck wings under chicken; tie drumsticks together.
  3. Brush outside of chicken with 1/2 cup butter mixture; sprinkle with remaining thyme mixture. Roast 1 hour, basting every 15 minutes with remaining butter mixture. (Cover loosely with foil if chicken browns too quickly.)
  4. Roast 30-60 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°. Remove chicken from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.
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