Roast Chicken With Sage & Garlic

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"Presented here in this recipe is a homey rendition of chicken that is flavored with parsley, lemon, sage, and garlic. It's comfort food at its best."

Original recipe yields 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (800.9 g)
  • Calories 758.9
  • Total Fat - 34.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 1134.4 mg
  • Sodium - 431.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 26.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.6 g
  • Sugars - 8.8 g
  • Protein - 86.1 g
  • Calcium - 278 mg
  • Iron - 19.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 214.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Heat oven to 475°. Rinse chicken under cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Peel lemon, avoiding white pith. Finely chop lemon peel, sage, and garlic together; place in a bowl. Add butter and 1 tsp. salt. Stir to combine. Quarter the peeled lemon; set aside.

Step 2

Using your fingers and a small, sharp knife, loosen skin of chicken from breasts and thighs. Slip butter mixture between skin and flesh, spreading it evenly. Rub skin with oil; season skin and cavity with salt and pepper to taste. Stuff with quartered lemon, parsley, and 1 quartered onion. Tie legs together with kitchen twine, if you like.

Step 3

Put remaining quartered onion and carrots into center of roasting pan and place chicken on top of them. Roast for 20 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 400˚. Continue roasting until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh (without touching bone) reads 165°, about 1 hour more. Transfer chicken to a platter; sprinkle with fleur de sel; let rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This method is my favorite way to roast chicken, but I had never used this combination in the butter before. Delicious!

review by:
(11 Sep 2018)


The flavour of the sage, lemon & garlic permeated the chicken beautifully! What a treat! I had some left over and rubbed it on the skin instead of the oil. When I roasted it I tented the chicken with foil so the mixture would not burn. Delicious! Thank you for another keeper ForeverMama! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(7 Mar 2018)