Roasted Lemon Balm Chicken

4.4
(10)

Delicious and moist. Absolutely fantastic.

2
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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 whole chicken

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup lemon balm leaves, divided

  • ¼ cup fresh sage leaves, divided

  • ¼ cup softened butter

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (3 1/2) pound whole chicken

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

446 Calories
32g Fat
1g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 446
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 344mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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