Ring-Roasted Chicken

Take it back to basics with this traditional chicken dish from Tim Sutherland of TimmyChew.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
3 servings


  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, skin on

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, minced

  • Kosher salt to taste

  • kitchen twine

  • Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Create a foil ring to support the chicken while it roasts. Cut a 4-foot piece of Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil. Starting with a long end of your foil sheet, fold a 1.5-inch section over itself repeatedly to create a thick strip. Take the strip and form a ring that is slightly smaller than the size of the chicken. Line a roasting pan with foil. Place the ring inside the roasting pan. Set aside.

  2. Mix butter with garlic, lemon zest and thyme. By hand, carefully loosen the skin all the way around the chicken. Spread the butter between the meat and the skin. Cut lemon in half and put in cavity of chicken. Truss the chicken.

  3. Spread remaining butter on the outside skin of the chicken. Salt skin well with Kosher salt.

  4. Place the chicken breast side down on the ring in the lined roasting pan. Roast for 45-50 minutes or until cooked through.


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Reynolds Kitchens Tip:

Create a roasting ring with Reynolds Wrap(R) Aluminum Foil to ensure your chicken roasts evenly and stays upright in the pan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

884 Calories
65g Fat
6g Carbs
70g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 884
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 65g 83%
Saturated Fat 29g 145%
Cholesterol 355mg 118%
Sodium 341mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 70g
Vitamin C 32mg 159%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 625mg 13%

* 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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