Not sure how to season a roasted chicken? Try this recipe, which uses whole garlic gloves, sweet onions, and fresh rosemary.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
roast:
1 hr 30 mins
stand:
15 mins
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Separate the cloves of garlic (you should have about 30 cloves) and peel. Mince four of the cloves. Set aside remaining garlic cloves.

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  • In a small bowl, combine minced garlic with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, 1 tablespoon of the rosemary, the ground black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Rub minced garlic mixture over chicken.

  • Place six of the garlic cloves into the cavity of the chicken. Tie legs to tail. Twist wing tips under back. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert oven-going meat thermometer into center of an inside thigh muscle. Do not allow thermometer tip to touch bone. Roast, uncovered, for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until drumsticks move easily in their sockets and meat thermometer registers 180°F.

  • Meanwhile, place sweet potatoes, onion wedges, remaining garlic cloves, 1/2 tablespoon of the rosemary, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Drizzle vegetable mixture with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil; toss to coat. Place in oven on a separate rack and roast, uncovered, for 50 to 60 minutes or until tender, stirring every 15 minutes.

  • Remove chicken from oven. Cover loosely with foil and let stand 15 minutes before carving. Serve chicken with vegetables. Carve chicken, discarding skin before serving.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; fat 12g; cholesterol 119mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 30g; mono fat 7g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 5g; protein 40g; vitamin a 135.6IU; vitamin c 15.4mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 14.6mg; vitamin b6 1.3mg; folate 28.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.7mcg; sodium 481mg; potassium 860mg; calcium 101mg; iron 2.9mg.
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