Rosemary Garlic Roast Chicken has just enough seasoning to highlight the flavor of this simple to create main dish.

Rosemary Garlic Roast Chicken

Exceptionally juicy with the right amount of flavor to make this roast chicken the perfect comfort food.

Course Main Course
Keyword Chicken
Servings 6
Calories 140 kcal



  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. (I used the convection roast setting on my oven for this recipe.)

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine butter, garlic, salt, rosemary, and pepper.

  3. Place whole chicken in a roasting pan on a roasting rack, breast side up. Make sure you remove the organs from inside the cavities. Place your fingers under the skin but on top of the breast meat and work your way back being careful not to tear the skin. This will make a space for the butter. 

  4. Once you have space between the skin and breast meat put 1/3 of the butter mix on one breast under the skin, and another 1/3 of the butter on the other breast under the skin and work it around so it's spread some what evenly under the skin on the breast meat. Tip: You can either keep your fingers under the skin to work the butter in, or place the butter under the skin, then work it around from on top of the skin.

  5. Use the remaining butter to coat the outside of the chicken, legs, wings, topside of breast skin, etc.

  6. Bake chicken for approximately 1 hour on the convection setting. Chicken is done when internal temperature is 165 Fahrenheit. If you do not have a convection setting add an additional 20 to 30 minutes to the cook time. Check the temperature after an hour of baking to make sure you don't overcook the bird. Oven temperatures do vary which will affect cook times.

  7. Remove chicken from oven and allow it to rest for at least 30 minutes before carving.

Nutrition Facts
Rosemary Garlic Roast Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 183mg8%
Potassium 4mg0%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.