9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2

Delicious and moist. Absolutely fantastic.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Set aside 1/3 of the whole lemon balm leaves and 1/3 of the whole sage leaves. Chop the remaining lemon balm and sage. Place the chopped herbs into a mixing bowl with the butter. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir until evenly mixed. Loosen the skin of the chicken, and rub the butter mixture underneath the skin, over the breast and legs. Rub the skin of the chicken with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place the reserved herbs into the cavity of the chicken, and place breast-side-down onto a roasting pan.

  • Roast in the preheated oven 30 minutes, then turn chicken breast-side-up, and continue baking until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove the chicken from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

446 calories; 32.2 g total fat; 133 mg cholesterol; 164 mg sodium. 1.1 g carbohydrates; 36.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
This is the third time I have made this recipe. Why? Because my husband and children ask for it! It is sooooooo moist!!!! And so flavorful!!!!
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2010
basic roasted chicken. I did it on the grill. The recipe caught my eye because I have lemon balm growing in my herb garden and I don't do much with it except to favor tea. Not much lemon flavor came through although that's probably OK
(17)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2010
basic roasted chicken. I did it on the grill. The recipe caught my eye because I have lemon balm growing in my herb garden and I don't do much with it except to favor tea. Not much lemon flavor came through although that's probably OK
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
This is the third time I have made this recipe. Why? Because my husband and children ask for it! It is sooooooo moist!!!! And so flavorful!!!!
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2013
I have lemon balm coming up all over my back yard year after year and this is a good way to use some of it. The chicken turned out moist and with a nice subtle flavor.
(6)
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2012
had make this chicken 2 times this week!! is one of the best complements i go! thank you Micheal!!
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2017
Used boneless skinless chicken breast. Made the herb butter in the morning adding the garlic powder salt and pepper. Turned oven down to 350 and baked. The left over herb butter I melted and used as a sauce for cooked chicken. Best chicken I ever made
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
08/04/2018
There are a few problems with the recipe as written. The herb quantity is too small. I doubled both sage and lemon balm and flavor was great. Perhaps I missed it but I don t see where the oil listed in the ingredients is supposed to go. I place in cavity of bird. 180 degrees is far too high and will result in a drier than needed chicken. All safety recommendations point to 165 degrees for poultry that is done moist and free of bacteria. With those adjustments it was very good. Finally we used a raised wire plate over a roasting pan so it did not need to be turned. The skin was still crisp all over.
(1)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2018
I thought this was one of the easiest and tastiest chicken recipes I have made in a while. I used chicken drumsticks but easily one can use the whole chicken. I also added parsley potatoes in the broiler. I like simple chicken recipes where you can taste the chicken and enjoy some crispiness in the skin. I would recommend this as an easy during the week meal that enhances not masks the chicken. I used some fresh sage and lemon balm from my garden and used fresh garlic diced rather than garlic salt. Can never have too much garlic!
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2018
A recipe worthy of my teenage son's home grown chickens! I have an abundance of lemon balm and plenty of sage this garden season so I was excited to use them.