Crispy, Buttery, Heavenly Roasted Chicken Recipe

Crispy, Buttery, Heavenly Roasted Chicken


  • Whole chicken
  • 2 lemons
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 stick melted butter

How to make Crispy, Buttery, Heavenly Roasted Chicken

You've heard the best things in life are free, but I think the best things in life are easy. Set your oven to 400.

Rinse a thawed chicken and pat it dry. Generously salt and pepper the cavity of the bird, as well as the outside (top, bottom and all sides). Quarter the lemons and toss them inside. Drizzle 2 tblsp. of melted butter all over the chicken.

Place the chicken on its side (in a roasting pan), and roast for 20-25 minutes. Then, turn the chicken on its other side and roast for an additional 20-25 minutes. Baste it with more butter.

Finally, roast the chicken for 20-25 minutes breast-side-up. Again, remember to baste.

Turning the bird in addition to the high heat method will ensure bliss, because it doesn't get much better than crispy, buttery, heavenly roast chicken.

  • zelciia
    zelciia says

    Not a meat lover personally but this looks amazing.

  • Jax1921
    Jax1921 says

    My fiance and I had our first Thanksgiving alone this year. It wasn't planned that way, so we were not prepared. Didn't have a turkey or anything, but we did have a chicken! I'm new to cooking all together (I'm a microwave kinda gal) so I came online to find a recipe and found this website, signed up and found this recipe. It was delicious! Thanks so much! You saved Thanksgiving in the Clevenger house! :o)

  • lamiya
    lamiya says

    This chicken is heaven. I love that it is so easy:) THANK YOU!!!

  • Rebrites
    Rebrites says

    How big is the chicken? I followed the recipe and it looked and smelled beautiful, but was uncooked inside.

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