Easy Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Butter

by Alli

Please help me welcome Vicky Giang to the blog today! Vicky is sharing her Easy Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Butter recipe and I can tell it’s going to be a keeper at my house.

I’m looking forward to trying this recipe soon. It’s so easy to make and looks delicious. You’ll want to try it too. I promise!

Easy Roasted Chicken

One of the tastiest and simplest ways to roast a chicken is with butter, garlic, and seasonings. It takes a minimal amount of time to prepare. Once you do the prep, just put the bird in the oven and allow it to cook while you go about making your favorite side dishes.

Easy Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Butter
For this recipe, I recommend using a whole roasting chicken, not a fryer. A 3 to 4-pound bird will serve 4 to 6 people nicely.

I like to serve roasted garlic butter chicken with jasmine rice and lightly steamed green vegetables. You can place the rice on a large platter and put the chicken, with all of the garlicky juices, right on top of the rice. Arrange asparagus or any green vegetable around the chicken and rice. This makes a nice one platter main course that can be served family-style.

Easy Roasted Chicken with butter and garlic is delicious.

Easy Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Butter

Easy Roasted Chicken with Butter and Garlic Sauce

Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Butter

Easy Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Butter


  • 1 whole roasting chicken (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 2 TBS unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 5 or 6 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Place the oven rack directly in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 425º F.
  2. Remove giblets from the bird’s cavity. You can save these to make stock with, along with the roasted chicken bones. Give the chicken a quick rinse with cold water and dry with paper towels.
  3. Mix together the butter, garlic, salt, and pepper until it is a soft paste. Using your hands to rub the inside and the outside of the chicken completely with this mixture.
  4. Place the seasoned chicken on a rack inside a roasting pan, breast side up. If you have some butcher’s twine on hand, tie a knot around the leg tips to hold them together. Put this in the hot oven and roast for approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165º F. A good rule of thumb is to roast 18 minutes for every pound of chicken.
  5. Remove chicken onto a clean cutting board. Place a tent of aluminum foil over the warm bird. Let rest for about 15 to 20 minutes. This allows the juices to be reabsorbed.
  6. Slice the legs, thighs, and wings off at the joints. Remove the breast meat from the bone and slice into equal size pieces. Serve on a large platter over rice with your favorite vegetables. Pour some of the pan drippings over the chicken and rice for rich garlic flavor.

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I’m in love with this Easy Roasted Chicken recipe. It includes all my favorite flavors and I’m looking forward to topping Jasmine Rice with this flavorful entree. I know my husband will enjoy this Easy Roasted Chicken as well. I’m calling dibs on leftovers! 

Easy Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Butter

Thanks, Vicky, for contributing your recipe and for the lovely photos. Be sure and visit Vicky for more amazing recipes! 

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Victoria is a home cooking mom and a blogger behind How Daily. She loves to share her recipes and culinary tips from her diversified experience of multi-culture.  She’s most interested in cooking and creating authentic and original taste from traditional recipes.



robin rue January 2, 2018 - 6:33 am

Roast chicken is a classic. I made a couple of them for Christmas dinner, but not with garlic (I used my secret ingredient). Yours sounds so delicious, though 🙂

valmg @ From Val's Kitchen January 2, 2018 - 7:16 am

My husband loves roasted chicken so I know he’d like this. The skin on your chicken looks terrific.

Rosemary Palmer January 2, 2018 - 7:44 am

I think one of the best, and easiest dishes, is a simple roasted chicken. Always a hit with the family. Who can go wrong with garlic & butter? Of course, throw in a little “rosemary” with it too.

Jeanettte January 2, 2018 - 8:53 am

This chicken looks a whole lot better than anything I have ever made. My chicken typically does not have that kind of coloring and it looks so good. I would definitely try this recipe.

Sarah Bailey January 2, 2018 - 9:49 am

Now this is something I need to try! I bet the garlic and butter add a really wonderful flavouring to the chicken and I am all for anything that is easy.

Tomi C January 2, 2018 - 10:08 am

As of late, I typically roast chicken in the crockpot. It’s so simple and any leftovers are perfect for making chicken noodle soup. There’s nothing like roasting chicken in the oven though as those tasty aromas fill the house.

candy January 2, 2018 - 10:56 am

I always roast two chicken if I am going to take the time to roast one. We have one for dinner and I use the other one for many different meals. Can’t go wrong with roasted chicken.

Marysa January 2, 2018 - 10:58 am

My husband did a similar buttering technique with a Thanksgiving turkey one year, and it was amazing. Sounds like this chicken is really good too, I’ll have to save this recipe.

Danielle Fox January 2, 2018 - 11:12 am

I am SO glad I found this. I have been looking for a super simple way to roast a while chicken. I have a bunch of roasting bags that keep the flavors in (or so they claim) and I want to try them with your recipe now. I have Pinned it to use later this month

Farrah Less G. January 2, 2018 - 11:53 am

I love how you put it the roasted chicken on top or steamed rice and veggies. Perfectly done I will surely do it that way too. Looks so delicious will surely make it this Friday.

Heather January 2, 2018 - 3:20 pm

Oh that looks so good! This is definitely something to make when you are feeding a small party of people or have dinner guests.

Anosa January 2, 2018 - 4:22 pm

I love garlic and butter seasoning and this recipe looks delicious and a must try for sure

Pam January 2, 2018 - 7:29 pm

This sounds so good. I actually roasted a turkey this way once and really enjoyed it. I bet a chicken would be even better.

Sandy N Vyjay January 3, 2018 - 2:50 am

Butter and Garlic are great embellishments to most dishes. While butter gives a creamy and soft texture, garlic provides an aromatic and pungent flavour.

ricci January 3, 2018 - 3:41 am

You had me at garlic…LOL! I am a little garlic obsessed and I love putting fresh garlic in all my recipes. I need to try this ASAP!!

Christie January 3, 2018 - 6:54 am

That’s one of my favorite pairings! Garlic and butter. Definitely putting this recipe on the menu. Looks so good and will warm up the kitchen! Win win with these cold weather days.

Amanda January 3, 2018 - 11:35 am

I absolutely love making roast chicken because it is so easy and heartwarming…and the leftovers are perfect for anything and everything. And with garlic and butter? Now you are speaking my language!

Chubskulit Rose January 3, 2018 - 12:12 pm

I can almost smell how good this chicken must be when you pull it out from the oven! I have tried roasting a chicken once and it turned out great. I should do it again.


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