Rating: 4 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

The most amazing, moist, and flavorful chicken you've ever had. It is worth the work!

Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 30 mins
10 mins
2 hrs 10 mins
1 whole roasted chicken


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Rinse chicken and allow to air-dry for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  • Beat butter, garlic, lemon zest, orange zest, chives, sesame oil, thyme, salt, black pepper, and coriander in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Loosen skin of chicken over breast and thighs with your fingers; generously coat entire chicken with butter mixture, including inside cavity. Insert butter mixture beneath loosened skin.

  • Place chicken on a rack set into a roasting pan with breast side down. Cover chicken with aluminum foil, sealing foil to roasting pan.

  • Roast in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Uncover pan, turn chicken over so breast side faces up, and roast until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh reads 165 degrees F (75 degrees C), about 20 more minutes.

  • Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Continue to roast chicken until skin is golden brown, about 10 more minutes. Let chicken rest 10 minutes before carving.

Cook's Note:

This is a fantastic turkey recipe. Prepare with the proportionate amount of ingredients and then cook turkey according to the recommendations; just flip the turkey at 3/4 of total cooking time.

Nutrition Facts

691 calories; protein 41.9g; carbohydrates 4.5g; fat 55.9g; cholesterol 210.7mg; sodium 925.8mg. Full Nutrition