Bacon Roasted Chicken

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My family loves this chicken! It is always so tender and moist and is a perfect Sunday dinner. The bacon helps to 'baste' the chicken while it cooks. Recipe can be adjusted to any size whole chicken.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 2 carrots, cut in chunks

  • paprika to taste

  • 8 slices bacon

  • 2 cups beef broth

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Rub butter over the entire chicken. Season with salt, pepper and thyme. Place the carrots inside the cavity, and tie the legs together. Place the chicken breast side up in a roasting pan. Lay bacon strips across the top of the chicken, and secure with toothpicks. Sprinkle with paprika. Pour the beef broth into the roasting pan - do not pour over the bacon.

  3. Roast for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, the reduce the heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Baste with some of the broth. Continue to roast for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 180 degrees F (82 degrees C) when taken in the thickest part of the thigh. Baste every 15 minutes with the broth.

  4. Remove the bacon and discard toothpicks. Roast the chicken for 15 more minutes to brown the skin. Transfer to a serving platter, and remove the ties. You may eat the bacon, but it is best to discard the carrots.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

495 Calories
32g Fat
2g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 495
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 713mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 544mg 12%

* 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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