Herb Roasted Chicken with Gravy

June 9, 2009

This roasted chicken makes a great meal for company. It goes in the oven well before anyone arrives and by the time guests show up the house smells divine!

  • One whole chicken
  • 2 or 3 garlic cloves
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Butter
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Marjoram
  • Bay Leaves
  • Flour (not shown)
  • Chicken Broth (not shown)


Remove the giblets then rinse the chicken with cool water and pat dry.


Melt the better part of a stick of butter and add basil, oregano, sage, marjoram, thyme and pepper – about two teaspoons each. Add a bit of salt and stir.


Crush the garlic and remove peel.


Stuff most of the garlic under the breast skin and a bit under the leg skin. Throw the rest into the cavity.


Spoon the butter/herb mixture over the bird.


Pour the rest into the cavity and add a couple of bay leaves.


Roast at 350 until internal temp reaches 180 and juices run clear, about 2 hours depending on the size of the bird.


Let the chicken sit for a bit before carving.


Meantime, put the roaster pan on the stovetop over low heat.


Stir in just enough flour to mostly soak up the fat.


Continue stirring, scraping the burnt/stuck bits from the bottom of the pan, until the flour just barely starts to brown.


Add a couple cups of chicken broth, stirring continually over low heat until gravy thickens.


Serve the gravy…


and the chicken!

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1 Brooke June 10, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Yummy!!! That looks fabulous!

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