Whole Chicken with a Butter, Garlic & Rosemary Rub

A whole chicken is always very welcomed, any day of the week in our household. But especially for Sunday lunch it’s something that everyone loves. A roasted whole chicken can be delicious in even the most simple of ways but sometimes it’s just nice to change it up a bit & try something different, even if it means changing just one thing. It can make a difference. This time I was very quite & relaxed in the kitchen, & I simply had the time to enjoy cooking this roasted chicken. So I just opened up my seasoning cupboards & took out what spoke to me at that moment. I didn’t plan on how to cook it & just went with the flow of things. The result was simply mouthwatering & the chicken came out so tender that it falls apart at the touch, something that is always a positive! I hope that you can also enjoy this recipe as much as we did.

Whole Chicken with a Butter, Garlic & Rosemary Rub

A tender, falls at the touch whole chicken with some amazing & delicious seasoning.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 452 kcal


  • 1400 g whole chicken 135
  • 135 g butter block chopped
  • 100 g whole garlic sliced in ½
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • Salt & pepper
  • 150 g butter melted
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp curry
  • tbsp parlsey diced


  • Preheat oven at 175C.
  • In a bowl mix the melted butter, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, curry, parsley, salt & pepper.
  • Pat dry the chicken. Put the chicken in an oven dish. Stuff the chicken with the whole garlic, rosemary & the chopped butter block.
  • Rub the chicken with the melted butter mixture. Cover the chicken with baking paper & then with foil.
  • Cook in the oven for 1 hour.
  • Uncover the chicken. Brush the chicken again with the melted butter mixture from the sides of the dish. Cover again & cook for another 1 hour.
  • When it's done cooking, uncover the chicken & cook the chicken uncovered for 30 minutes.


Calories: 452kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 35gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 167mgPotassium: 598mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2615IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 132mgIron: 3mg
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