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Garlic and Thyme Roasted Chicken

A Sunday dinner favourite. Tender, juicy chicken that is moist on the inside, with a crispy skin on the outside. Baked with garlic and thyme, the whole chicken is infused with delicious flavours.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Ashley

Ingredients

  • 1 medium organic whole chicken 3-4 lbs
  • 4 cups organic chicken broth
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 medium spanish onion sliced
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 3 tbsp ghee sub regular butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. You will need a large roasting pan. Place a rack in the bottom for the chicken. Add the chicken broth, sliced onion, 1/2 bunch thyme, three whole cloves of garlic and the carrots.

  3. Remove the chicken from the packaging, and give it a good rinse with water. Pat dry with paper towel. Make sure the outside is dried off well.

  4. Place the chicken on the rack in the roasting pan.

  5. Rub the garlic-thyme butter all over the chicken, making sure it's well coated in all areas.

  6. Add three more cloves of garlic and a small bunch of thyme in the cavity of the chicken. 

  7. Place the roasting pan in the oven, and cook for 1.5 hours. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature for doneness. It will be done when the internal temp is 180 degrees.

  8. Remove from the oven, and let it rest for 15 minutes before carving.

Garlic Butter Instructions

  1. Place the ghee in a small bowl. Mince three cloves of garlic into the bowl. Finely chop 1/2 tbsp of thyme, and add both ingredients in the bowl with the ghee. Add the salt and pepper, and mix until everything is thoroughly combined.