This roast chicken will cook golden brown and the chicken comes out so moist and tender it practically melts in your mouth. Putting the butter under the skin is the trick to perfectly moist meat 🙂 


  • You will need a 9X13″ Roasting Pan
  • 1  4-6 LB Chicken Roaster (Giblets Removed & Rinsed With Warm Water Inside And Out)
  • 3  TBSP  Garlic Salt
  • 3  TBSP Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup of Butter (Cold & Very Thinly Sliced)
  • 1/2  Vidalia Sweet Onion Sliced Thick
  • 2    Whole Garlic Cloves


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 300*
  2. Place your washed and giblet free chicken into your roasting pan with the breast side up
  3. Loosen the skin between the chicken and the meat.  To do this, start at the front of the chicken above the cavity.  Gently use your fingers to separate the skin from the chicken, it will go really easily after you get the beginning started.  Continue separating the skin all the way to the back of the chicken next to the wings, doing your best to get as far to the legs as you can.
  4. After the skin is separated put the cold sliced butter between the skin and the meat, being sure to place the butter slices all around the chicken.
  5. Now evenly cover the entire chicken top and bottom with the garlic salt and pepper
  6. Lastly put your garlic cloves and onion slices inside the chickens cavity
  7. Put your prepared chicken into your preheated oven and roast for 2 hours, basting every 45 minutes
  8. After 2 hours, increase your oven temperature to 375* and continue cooking for another 45 minutes to an hour
  9. Your meat thermometer should read 165* when inserted halfway into the middle of the breast
  10. When your meat thermometer reads 165*, take out of the oven and let it rest for about 15 minutes, this will allow all the juices to drip for the gravy and re-absorb into your chicken making it even moister 🙂
  11. After your chicken has rested place onto a plate or platter while you are waiting for the rest of your dinner to be finished, try really hard not to start eating it, it will be extremely tempting 😉

Serve with mashed potatoes, pan gravy & broccoli-cauliflower and cheese sauce 🙂





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