"A wonderful, simple twist on your basic roasted chicken that will please your party guests and make the house smell divine! Use this as your main dish for Christmas parties and guests will beg for the recipe!" — VIRGINIA ADDIS
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1 (4 pound)
Loved this Chicken! I used way too much amaretto and basted throughout the baking process. It was a little too sweet and candied at first but then I remmebered the little lemon in his butt and squeezed that on the meat and the tartness really set off the sweet flavor. I would recommend roasting a whole lemon. I also rubbed the skin with garlic and salt.
The flavors blend well together but it is very heavy and greasy.
This was really good and alot of taste for a low sodium diet. I changed very little. I added chopped fresh Rosemary to the butter and spread this paste under the skin along with rubbing it on the outside of the skin. To the drippings I added no sodium chicken granulated flavoring (it's like boulion with out all the salt, found in any grocery store)reduced the drippings then added some flour to thicken. You don't have to be on a low sodium diet to like this dish.
The chicken is delicious and very tender, I would add a one more person to the amount of people you are actually serving because the chicken goes fast. It is also very easy to make with barley any fuss.
This was awesome, I submerged the chicken in saltwater in the fridge over night then washed it all off before I cooked it. I also put some butter cuts on the breast under the skin. I don’t feel like it was too greasy at all, and I am very sensitive to greasy things.
I was concerned when I read that this dish turned out greasey for the reviewer below so I added some chicken stock to this recipe. As the chicken was roasting, I would baste it every 25 minutes or so. I would alternate between using chicken stock and amaretto and I think that it helped add another layer of flavor and kept the chicken a little moister.
This is a classic (and classy), no fail recipe. My husband loves this and think that if we were to find it in a restaurant the dish would easily be $30 per person. I add small mushroom, onions and carrots around the chicken.
I had 3 small chickens to use. I rubbed all with garlic then the butter. I then threw garlic, 1/2 a lemon and a couple of tbs. of fresh thyme and 1 tbs. of butter in the chicken. Poured the amaretto over and sprinkled with a little more thyme. I don't think all the butter is really necessary.
Very tender, juicy and flavourful.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Amaretto Roasted Chicken
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 207
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