One of our favorite things to do is to gather our friends and family around the table to enjoy meaningful conversations, meaningful meals, and meaningful moments with the ones that matter most. And a crowd-pleasing dish that somehow always finds its way to the center of the dinner table is one of the simplest chicken recipes we know: roasted chicken. With a few fail-proof tips and the addition of your favorite herbs, a beautiful bird cooked perfectly with crispy skin outside and juicy, succulent meat inside is just a few steps away. So, call off the pizza delivery guy and call on our recipe for Chicken with Herb Butter.
This chicken recipe is equally as delicious as it is beautiful. This classic dish will satisfy your nostalgic cravings and is almost guaranteed to impress everyone who gathers around your table—from your discerning toddler, to an old college friend. After all, there’s no presentation quite as awe-inspiring as a homemade, freshly-carved chicken.
The addition of herb butter to this quintessential dish is the perfect way to elevate a chicken recipe. The best part about herb butter is it can be any combination of spices you choose such as basil, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, etc. Plus, homemade herb butter can be made in advance and store in the freezer until ready for use. Talk about a timesaver!
One of the reasons why we love to serve this versatile chicken recipe is that it can be enjoyed with a variety of sides to fit every guest’s tastes. For an added Italian touch, serve with a creamy risotto, ensuring that the rice still has some bite and for extra flavor, add some freshly grated parmesan cheese.
This is also the perfect chicken to make when meal prepping, as it can be stored and served again in salads, sandwiches or accompanied with various sides such as quinoa or farro. This flavorful chicken with herb butter can accompany almost anything, creating nourishing meals to look forward to!
The Bosch Benchmark Series 30” SideOpening Wall Oven is perfect for this recipe to ensure the chicken roasts to perfection, let your oven do the work for you! The Benchmark Series Wall Ovens feature a SideOpening door option with built-in flush installation that provides improved ergonomic access to the wall oven cavity, enhancing your comfort and making it even easier to move about the kitchen.
With the Bosch AutoProbe, you can take the guesswork out of cooking meats, like this roasted chicken, to the appropriate temperature. You can select the desired cooking level or select the exact cooking temperature and AutoProbe takes care of the rest. In addition, EcoChef uses residual heat in the cavity to complete the cooking process, working in conjunction with the meat probe, to save energy with optimal cooking results. To ensure perfect roasting every time, use the Bosch Meat Probe. The sensors measure the internal temperature of the meat to ensure it’s perfectly cooked.
With a Bosch Benchmark Series Wall Oven, you can enjoy company, knowing your chicken is cooking to perfection. Follow the recipe below to make a delicious chicken recipe for friends and family this week!
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 large egg
1 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh herb, such as basil, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
1 tsp kosher salt, divided
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper, divided
1/2 tsp ground paprika
1 tsp minced garlic
1 lemon, quartered
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle, beat the butter and egg until creamy. Add the olive oil, herbs 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, paprika and garlic; beat until combined.
2. Rinse the chicken in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Carefully loosen the skin from the meat on the breast and legs. Insert the herb butter mixture between the skin of breast and leg meat. Insert quartered lemon into the cavity of the chicken.
3. Tuck wings of chicken back and under the neck area and tie the legs together with kitchen string. Season the outside of chicken with the remaining 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
4. Place the chicken into the broiling pan with the breast facing up and roast on EcoChef / poultry breast at 400°F with meat probe inserted into thickest part of breast not touching bone.
Insert the meat probe as far as it will go into the thickest point in the breast, crossways or lengthways, ensuring contact on all its sensor points. Place the chicken on the enamel Broiling Pan breast-side up. Lastly, connect the meat probe to the meat probe socket at the inner wall of the oven.