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Garlic and Herb-Roasted Chicken with Mushroom Gravy

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Garlic and Herb-Roasted Chicken with Mushroom Gravy
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 6
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Looking for a lavish family dinner? Then check out this roasted chicken flavored with garlic and herbs served with delicious mushroom gravy – a mouth-watering main course!

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups (4 oz.) chopped fresh mushrooms
1/2
cup finely chopped onion
1
(3 to 5-lb.) whole roasting chicken
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon butter, melted
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2
teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1
garlic clove, crushed
Water or chicken broth
1/4
cup water
2
tablespoons all purpose flour

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. In ungreased 12x8-inch (2-quart) baking dish, combine mushrooms and onion; spread evenly in bottom of baking dish.
  • 2 Remove giblets and neck from chicken body cavity. Rinse chicken inside and out with cold water; drain. Pat dry with paper towels. Rub inside of chicken cavity with salt.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine butter, parsley, rosemary and garlic; mix well. Spread over chicken and inside cavity.
  • 4 Close neck cavity by bringing loose skin over opening and holding in place with metal skewer. Twist wing tips under back. With string, tie legs and tail together. Place in baking dish over mushrooms and onion.
  • 5 Bake at 325°F. for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Chicken is done when drumstick moves easily up and down and twists in socket, and when chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear.
  • 6 Remove chicken from baking dish; place on serving platter. Cover; let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  • 7 Pour mushrooms, onion and pan drippings into 2-cup measuring cup. Remove as much fat as possible from top. Add enough water or chicken broth to equal 1 1/2 cups. Pour into medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. In small bowl, combine 1/4 cup water and flour; blend well. Stir into boiling mixture; cook until thickened. If desired, add salt and pepper to taste.
Tips  

Serve the chicken on a platter and garnish it with fresh sprigs of rosemary and fresh fruit.

Mashed potatoes are a natural match for this roasted chicken and flavorful gravy. Or make a dressing using herb-seasoned stuffing mix and add diced apple, onion, celery and walnuts.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
160
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
(
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
)
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
,
Sugars
1g
)
Protein
33g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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