1 4-5 lb. Fresh Chicken, giblets removed, cleaned and patted dry (if the chicken is not dry it will steam rather than roast)
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
Pepper, freshly ground
1 garlic head, cut in half
3 Red Delicious apples, 1 cut in half and 2 cored and sliced
2 sprigs of rosemary
4 carrots, peeled and slice
2 sprigs of thyme
Place chicken in a large cast iron skillet. Truss legs together. Rub entire outside of chicken with butter. Liberally sprinkle with salt and pepper (on the outside of the bird and the cavity). Stuff cavity with garlic, apple halves and rosemary.
Place in oven.
Halfway through the cooking time, add the carrots, apples and thyme and continue cooking an additional 30 minutes.
Allow to rest 10-15 minutes before serving.
Serve warm with Apple Gravy.
Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
from The Deen Bros "Good Cooking" Magazine
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