Fall is my favorite time of year to cook. I love making soups, roasts, stews, and roasted chicken. I was in the mood for Mexican food so I decided to slow-roast a chicken with cilantro-lime butter. It was moist, tender, and so flavorful. I am looking forward to making some tasty recipes with the leftover chicken… stay tuned.
Slow Roasted Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Butter:
- 5 lb free-range chicken
- 1-2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- Zest of one lime
- 1 clove of garlic, minced + several more cloves for stuffing
- 1/2 a sweet yellow onion quartered
- A handful of cilantro including stems for stuffing
- Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
How to Make a Slow Roasted Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Butter
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Clean chicken and pat dry.
Mix the chopped cilantro, minced garlic, 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 lime in half and squeeze the juice from one half 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 lime over the skin. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Place the lime halves inside the cavity along with the handful of cilantro, onion, and garlic cloves.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net