Ghee Roasted Chicken

20 Minutes prep / 1 Hr. 15 Minutes cook
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Ghee Roasted Chicken

There’s nothing more delicious and comforting than a fall roasted chicken with golden crispy skin. This seasonal favorite, made with fresh herbs and Farmtrue Traditional Grass-fed Ghee, is a must try. Starting with the best ingredients and techniques elevates a good recipe into an amazing one.  We have a few helpful tips to get you started on your ghee roasted chicken.

Herbs and ghee for chicken ghee roast
Herbs and ghee for chicken ghee roast

Start with organic grass-fed ghee! Ghee is a nourishing and nutritious Ayurvedic fat and has a delicious caramelized flavor. The key to ultimate crispy skin is constant basting – so don’t be shy with that ghee.

Infuse fresh herbs into your melted ghee for intense flavor.  You can use a mortar and pestle if you have one for muddling, bashing and banging the seasonal herbs, or you can use the back of a spoon on a cutting board.  This will release a symphony of flavors which infuse herbal benefits beautifully into your oil.

Be sure to save all the ghee roasted chicken remnants, including the pan scrapings, to make a delicious follow-up bone broth. This recipe is also perfect to prepare a turkey, quail, or cornish hen. We recommend using our traditional ghee, but our garlic scape flavor would also be a delicious option.

Easy. Delicious. Nutritious.

FALL
20 Minutes prep / 1 Hr. 15 Minutes cook
Ghee Roasted Chicken
Ingredients
  • 1 organic whole chicken - local, organic and free-range is best
  • 1/4 cup Farmtrue Traditional Grass-fed Ghee
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Seasonal herbs of choice such as rosemary, cilantro, parsley, thyme, sage or oregano
Directions

  1. Preheat convection oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash chicken and pat dry, remove and discard neck or save for bone broth. Place chicken, breast side up, in a cast iron skillet or your favorite roasting pan.
  3. In a small saucepan melt Farmtrue Traditional Grass-fed Ghee. Gently muddle your fresh herbs followed by bashing in your mortar and pestle. Add warm melted ghee to herbs and gently muddle for a minute.
  4. Liberally brush chicken with the herb infused ghee and place in the oven.
  5. Brush chicken every 15 minutes with juices in bottom of pan. When juices run clear from the thigh, brush the skin one last time and turn oven on broil for about 1-2 minutes to crisp the skin. Keep a close eye to make sure not to overcook. Remove chicken from oven and let set for 10 minutes.Keep a close eye to make sure not to overcook. Remove chicken from oven and let set for 10 minutes.Keep a close eye to make sure not to overcook. Remove chicken from oven and let set for 10 minutes.
  6. Top with fresh herbs and serve with your favorite root vegetables. Enjoy!