Created by ellie on February 9, 2016
Step 1: Combine the rosemary with the next 3 ingredients (-salt -- if you choose to add juniper berries they are also added now) in a mortar and pestle and crush them until a smooth paste forms. Mix in the oil.
Step 2: Rinse chicken and pat it dry.
Step 3: Rub 1 teaspoon of the herb mixture over the bone side of the chicken. Turn chicken over and open like a book, place chicken skin side up on a work surface. Loosen skin from breast and thigh and rub remaining herb mixture under the loosened skin. Any remaining herb mixture rub on the outside of the chicken.
Step 4: Place rosemary sprigs in a 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish. Place chicken skin side up on top of rosemary sprigs.
Step 5: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Step 6: Roast chicken uncovered for 1 1/2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 170 degrees F.