Slow Roasted Chicken with Cilantro-Citrus Butter
My daughter is finally on the mend from her terrible cold but now my husband and son are sick. I decided to roast a chicken and loaded it up with citrus to get as much vitamin c in my family as possible. I slow roasted the bird and my house smelled fantastic all afternoon – I love that. I served this chicken with Roasted Tomatoes with Cotija Cheese and Cilantro and Lime Rice for a tasty and healthy dinner that we all enjoyed.
Slow Roasted Chicken with Cilantro-Citrus Butter:
- 5 lb free-range chicken
- 1-2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- Zest of one orange
- Zest of one lemon
- Zest of one lime
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
How to Make a Slow Roasted Chicken with Cilantro-Citrus Butter
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Clean chicken and pat dry.
Mix the cilantro, minced garlic, orange, lemon, and lime zest with the butter, mix well.
Place the chicken on a roasting rack in a roasting pan. Spread a bit of the butter mixture over the back of the chicken.
Cut the orange, lemon, and lime in half and squeeze the juice from one half of each all over the back of the chicken. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper then flip the bird over the breast side up.
Carefully, lift the skin over the breasts and rub some of the butter mixture directly onto the breast meat. Then rub the remaining butter mixture over the skin of the bird. Squeeze juice from the other half of the orange, lemon, and lime over the skin. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Place half of the orange, lemon, and lime inside the cavity along with more cilantro and stems.
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Beautiful chicken! I love citrus with chicken! I hope everyone is going to be all well very soon!
Lets hope all the citrus worked! This looks fantastic.
Oh no…hope your son and hubby get better soon. The cold is really making the rounds all over.
Leftovers = tons of yummy eats.
I love the idea of adding citrus to the chicken. It gives it a refreshing taste and a great twist.
What a lovely chicken. I wish I could have seen the butter in its final state :).
Excellent idea to add a trio of zests with the butter like this! Hope the family all recover very soon 🙂
Sounds so tasty, a great recipe, I'll let you know if the bumpkin pulls this off. Lots of zest, ummmmmm
Thats a delicious roasted chicken, tempting clicks.
Beautiful click, mouthwatering roasted chicken..
Wow! lovely and beautifully done!
Coriander and all the citrus I bet tasted wonderful
I bet your house did smell awesome! I hope your family feels better soon!
Cilantro-Citrus Butter sounds like a really good rub on the chicken.
The chicken is so beautiful! I like roasted chickens a lot and this ones something new to try.
It might have great tasty food.because it looks good color in a plate with lemon.
that is quite possibly the most appetizing compound butter i've come across. what a great combo, and SO nutritious. 🙂
yum! slow roasting is THE BEST when it comes to a whole bird, IMO. can't wait to try.
yumm that looks sooooo good can almost taste it 🙂 . Hope your hubby and son feels better soon.
Wow.. that looks so good. Im a new to non-veg started loving chicken recipe. Im sure this would is going to be a winner. 🙂
Oh man! I hope they get well soon. If you've any leftovers, turn them and the carcass into an equally delicious chicken soup!
you had me at citrus, cilantro butter! i love this!
Sounds amazing with the citrus cilantro butter!
Oh wow, that looks wicked good. I love the citrus cilantro butter, I'm so trying that.
Your culinary creativity boggles my mind.
This chicken looks wonderful Pam. I love citrus with chicken.
Roasted Chicken with Cilantro-Citrus Butter sounds just so yummy. Hope the family gets well soon. Sounds like my husband is heading for something but sadly we are in different countries. Thankfully, I made masses of frozen cooked meals for him when he has not got time to cook so…… Diane
I love how you took the citrus flavor idea and scattered it throughout this meal! I hope everyone feels better soon,.
Citrus and Chicken goes so well together! and I love Cilantro and Lime Rice! had it with pork chops.
I want to make this Chicken, Thanks!
I just bought some potted herbs – including cilantro! This chicken looks simply delish.
PS congrats on being one of the best 50 mom food bloggers!
This looks very tasty. Nice roasted chicken recipe.
"cilantro citrus butter"??! I'm sold! Looks amazing!
Chicken with lemon, lime and orange. What's not to love? I surely hope your family recovers soon and also that they have not infected you!!
Another yummy recipe! We tried the chicken with the apricot preserves and it was very good.
Great, simple way to roast flavorful chicken with few ingredients. It was perfect we had the leftover next day for sandwich.
I'm comin' over for dinner!
The recipe sounds yummy. I doubt each serving would get much vitamin C and a lot of the vitamin is destroyed by cooking. However, if you don;t feel better after a yummy meal like this I don't know what would work. Not having to cook when you are sick is a blessing and to get something that sounds this good……
I'm sick too, maybe I need to make this.
Sorry to hear about the cold running around your home. No fun, that is for sure. I love the idea of this roasted chicken with the cilantro lime rice as that is a favorite side dish of mine. The whole meal sounds wonderful.
Cilantro citrus butter, yes please!
I love all those citrus flavors with chicken. Your dinner sounds so good, Pam. Tonight I'm eating take out. I need to get my act together.
Looks fabulous! Hope this gets everyone on the mend right quick!!!
I'm sure everyone is now on the mend after their citrus injection. Your chicken looks perfectly delightful.
I love the smell of a roasted chicken wafting through the house…hope everyone is on the mend soon!
Dude….err…Dudette, that is one terrific looking bird! Cilantro and lime? Yum-freakin-oh, Pam.
I adore chicken and love to try all new variations of this type of dish. It looks and sounds delicious.