Sage and Garlic Roasted Chicken



  • 1 (3 1/2 to 4-lb.) whole chicken
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In small bowl, combine sage, parsley, thyme and garlic; mix well. Place 1 tablespoon herb mixture in another small bowl; stir in oil. Set aside.
  3. Place chicken in shallow roasting pan. Rub remaining herb mixture under skin of chicken, working into breast and thigh areas. Rub outer skin with butter. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake at 375°F. for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear. During last 5 minutes of baking time, rub reserved herb-oil mixture over chicken.