Roasted Lemon Balm Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Roasted Lemon Balm Chicken Recipe
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Roasted Lemon Balm Chicken

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Original recipe makes 1 whole chicken Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 15 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Set aside 1/3 of the whole lemon balm leaves and 1/3 of the whole sage leaves. Chop the remaining lemon balm and sage. Place the chopped herbs into a mixing bowl with the butter. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir until evenly mixed. Loosen the skin of the chicken, and rub the butter mixture underneath the skin, over the breast and legs. Rub the skin of the chicken with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place the reserved herbs into the cavity of the chicken, and place breast-side-down onto a roasting pan.
  3. Roast in the preheated oven 30 minutes, then turn chicken breast-side-up, and continue baking until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove the chicken from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before slicing.
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Jul 14, 2010

basic roasted chicken. I did it on the grill. The recipe caught my eye because I have lemon balm growing in my herb garden and I don't do much with it except to favor tea. Not much lemon flavor came through, although that's probably OK

 
Oct 04, 2010

This is the third time I have made this recipe. Why? Because my husband and children ask for it! It is sooooooo moist!!!! And, so flavorful!!!!

 

4 Ratings

Feb 13, 2012

had make this chicken 2 times this week !! is one of the best complements i go! thank you Micheal!!

 
Aug 06, 2013

I have lemon balm coming up all over my back yard year after year and this is a good way to use some of it. The chicken turned out moist and with a nice subtle flavor.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 446 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 133 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 32.2 g
  • 50%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 36.2 g
  • 72%
  • Sodium
  • 228 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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