Bacon Roasted Chicken

Bacon Roasted Chicken

Bacon Roasted Chicken

super moist chicken recipe! The bacon is wrapped around during cooking and removed in the final steps.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 carrots, cut in chunks
  • paprika to taste
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 cups beef broth (low sodium)
  • cooking string

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. Rub butter over the entire chicken.
  3. Season with salt, pepper and thyme.
  4. Place the carrots inside the cavity, and tie the legs together with cooking string.
  5. Place the chicken breast side up in a roasting pan.
  6. Lay bacon strips across the top of the chicken, and secure with toothpicks.
  7. Sprinkle with paprika.
  8. Pour the beef broth right into the bottom of the pan.
  9. Roast for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, the reduce the heat to 350F.
  10. Baste with some of the broth.
  11. Continue to roast for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature is 180 F.
  12. Baste every 15 minutes with the broth.
  13. Remove the bacon and discard toothpicks. Roast the chicken for 15 more minutes to brown the skin.
  14. Transfer to a serving platter.
  15. Chop up bacon and crumple on top.


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