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Roast Chicken

What is a Roast Chicken?
French roast chicken are not usually stuffed. Served with green beans or potatoes.

Region Prep time / Cooking time


10 mins / 1 hour 15 mins


1 whole roasting chicken (3 or 4 pounds)
1 onion
4 tb butter
Cooking oil
1/2 tsp of salt

Roast Chicken Recipe serve 6

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Step 2: Put inside the chicken 1 tablespoon of butter and a pinch of salt. Rub the skin with 1 tablespoon of butter.

Step 3: Place the chicken and a peeled onion in a roasting pan. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes. Pour over the chicken 2 tablespoons of melted butter and one tablespoon of cooking oil.

Step 4: Reduce heat to 350 degrees F. Cook for 30 minutes for a 4 lb chicken, 20 minutes for a 3 lb chicken. Pour the fat in the pan over the chicken every 10 minutes. Add a pinch of salt. Turn the pan. Cook for another 30 minutes for a 4 lb chicken, 20 minutes for a 3 lb chicken.

Serving: Usually served with green beans, fried or roasted potatoes.

Wine suggestion: red Bordeaux, Languedoc, Cahors, Dry white Muscadet (French Wine Guide).

Bon appetit!


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