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Perfect Roast Chicken

Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe


Prepare the best roast chicken every time with just a mixture of herbs and margarine rubbed onto the skin of a whole chicken. Ready in just 2 hours.


  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken
  • 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 pinch dried rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Rinse and pat chicken thoroughly dry with paper towels. Mix margarine, garlic salt, black pepper, thyme, parsley, and rosemary in a bowl and rub the outside of the chicken thoroughly with the margarine mixture. Place any remaining margarine mixture into the cavity of the chicken. Place chicken into a glass baking dish.
  3. Bake chicken in the preheated oven until browned and the juices run clear, about 2 hours. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh, not touching bone, should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

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Nutritional Information

Perfect Roast Chicken

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 650.4
% Daily Value *
protein: 83 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 1 %
fat: 81 %
saturated fat: 58 %
cholesterol: 43 %
vitamin a iu: 30 %
niacin equivalents: 98 %
vitamin b6: 43 %
vitamin c: 1 %
folate: 3 %
calcium: 4 %
iron: 15 %
magnesium: 14 %
potassium: 11 %
sodium: 55 %
thiamin: 10 %
calories from fat:
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percent of calories from protein:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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