For this recipe you need:
- 1 whole chicken (size totally depends on you)
- 1 stick of butter
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- Your favorite seasonings
The chicken is going to cook at 425 degrees, so preheat your oven to start.
Next you want to wash & dry your chicken, and allow it come to room temperature. I got the smallest chicken I could find from my neighborhood Trader Joe’s, which cost me all of $4. (BTW, $4 for a chicken that will last for at least 4 meals? #istaywinning).
Now take that stick of butter and put it in a microwave safe bowl. Add your seasonings to the butter.
I found this awesome seasoning mix that gives your chicken that fresh off the rotisserie flavor #yum so this is what I’ll be using.
Melt your butter & seasonings together. Next add the lemon juice to the mix, and any salt if you want (I didn’t add any salt btw, too much salt is a bad idea folks!).
Now time to get a little dirty. Pour that mix all over both sides of your chicken & rub it in. Get in there & rub! You want every part of the bird covered with butter & seasonings.
Now its time to pop it in the oven! I like to use this Reynold’s disposable roasting pans because they make cleanup super easy. I just put a cookie sheet underneath it for a bit more support.
Cook for about an hour – this will vary depending on how big your bird is. For a bigger chicken, of course you need more time. If you have a meat thermometer, the chicken is done when it reads 165 degrees in the thickest part of the chicken.
I love this recipe because the butter makes the chicken skin all crispy & yummy. This recipe is super easy & once you cook the chicken you have several meals for the next few days, if you a single person like me. If not, this will feed 2-4 people easily.
The finished product:
Yummy delicious & easy peasy…happy cooking!