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Crispy, Savory, Butter Roasted Chicken

On a recent trip to New York we had a sublime dinner at La Mangeorie, a quiet French bistro on Manhattan’s upper East Side. We ordered Chef Christian Delouvrier, roast chicken. I love roast chicken and order it often, I find it is either amazing or just so-so. La Mangeorie’s chicken was crispy and golden brown, with a beautiful bronze like glow; created by basting it with a mixture of soy sauce and butter. The result is a chicken that is moist, savory and delicious. For gluten free option, substitute the soy sauce with Gluten and Wheat Free Tamari Soy Sauce.

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Heat oven to 475°. Melt butter in 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat; stir in soy sauce; set aside.

Season chicken with salt and pepper, stuff cavity with crushed garlic and bunch thyme; tie legs together with kitchen twine. Transfer to 9″ x 13″ baking dish.

Brush heavily with some of the soy mixture, and cook, basting twice more, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh reads 165°, about 1 hour.

Carve, cut in half or into pieces and serve with lemon wedges.

 

 

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Crispy, Savory, Butter Roasted Chicken

For gluten free option, substitute the soy sauce with Gluten and Wheat Free Tamari Soy Sauce.

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Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 3–4 lb. organic chicken
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 bunch thyme
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 475°. Melt butter in 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat; stir in soy sauce; set aside.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, stuff cavity with crushed garlic and bunch thyme; tie legs together with kitchen twine. Transfer to 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
  3. Brush heavily with some of the soy mixture, and cook, basting twice more, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh reads 165°, about 1 hour.
  4. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Carve, cut in half or into pieces and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2-4