Butter Roast Chicken

Butter Roast Chicken

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"'WHEN I WAS newly married, I was very interested in cooking, so I started to collect recipes. My new sister-in-law's mother sent me her family's favorite chicken recipe, and I knew it was destined to be a favorite in our household. The delicate flavor of lemon makes this dish great.'"
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1 h 45 m servings
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  1. Place chicken in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in.x 2-in. baking pan. Combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and pour over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees F for 1-1/2 hours or until juices run clear, basting occasionally.

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Delicious. I made this as a whole roasted chicken- didn't cut it up into pieces. I had to roast it about two hours at 325. I made the sauce, but cut the butter in half, and cut down on the le...

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The chicken was nice and juicy, but we found the lemon flavour really overwhelming. I might make it again if I cut the lemon juice down.

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Delicious. I made this as a whole roasted chicken- didn't cut it up into pieces. I had to roast it about two hours at 325. I made the sauce, but cut the butter in half, and cut down on the le...

I tried this with a whole chicken in a roasting pan. I added water to the bottom of the roasting pan first - enough to cover 3 chicken boullion cubes. I also stuffed the chicken with a cut up re...

This was great! Used half the butter and roasted a whole chicken breast. The flavor was incredible. My husband started "picking" as soon as it came out of the oven and it was half gone even b...

Very good, I used all split chicken breasts because we don't care for dark meat. Lots of that butter ends up sitting on the bottom of the pan, I think you could use maybe almost half as much wit...

If you want to look like a gourmet with no effort, this is the recipe for you. I followed to the letter except I cooked it in a cast iron dutch oven and added about a tablespoon of a garlic sal...

I would rate this as the best roast chicken I have ever had! This recipe will now be a regular in our household.

This was so easy and I already had all the ingredients - no extra trip to the market. The flavor was wonderful. We all really enjoyed it. I will definately make this again!

this was a very good roasted chicken recipe. I used only 3/4 of the 1/3 cup lemon juice, and half the butter and it still had too much butter. My friends said its def a keeper and I trust them t...

This was pretty good, I agree, it doesn't need so much butter. Since I am not big on Nutmeg, I have made this with and without, I prefer it without. Otherwise this is a good recipe.

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