Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Roast Chicken with Truffle Butter.


It's true I've posted roast chicken before but this isn't just any old everyday roast chicken - this is absolutely sublime.  It's the truffle butter.  I was skeptical, how could a tablespoon of the stuff make any difference - well it does.  It provides such a depth of flavor and makes the chicken so succulent you'll swear you'll never roast without it.  It wasn't too expensive, about $4.00 for a small tub and there's enough leftover for many chickens to come.  If you haven't already - try it - I'm sure you won't be disappointed.


Roast Chicken with Truffle Butter.
1, 4lb roasting chicken
Salt and pepper
4 cloves garlic (in their skins)
1 large sprig of fresh rosemary
1 generous tablespoons truffle butter (optional, regular unsalted butter will also be delicious)
½ lemon

Heat the oven to 375F

To prepare the chicken, remove the giblets. 

Rub the chicken all over with the truffle butter.   Very gently loosen the skin from the flesh over the breast, place the butter under the skin and spread it, taking care not to tear the skin.

Place the garlic cloves, lemon and rosemary sprig in the cavity.

Tie the legs together with kitchen string.

Sprinkle salt and pepper over the chicken.

Place in a roasting pan and place in the oven.

Roast for approx 1 ½ hours or until the juices run clear when you cut between the leg and thigh.

Remove the chicken to a platter.  Cover with aluminum foil and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes.

Enjoy.

22 comments:

  1. Oh, I know I would love this! I've never add truffle butter but I sure can imagine a very subtle, pleasing difference.

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  2. Oh my, oh my. Your post must be a SIGN that I need to buy truffle butter. I was reaching for creme fraiche at Whole Foods and I accidentally grabbed truffle butter. I was curious about it since I just had this amazing goat cheese with truffle shavings over Xmas. It's a sign....I'm sure of it.

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  3. Truffle butter? SWOON! I bet that tastes amazing :) Lovely looking chicken :)

    I hope you have a safe, healthy and prosperous new year!

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  4. Looks and sounds wonderful! I've never used Truffle Butter but now you've piqued my curiosity! :) Have a great day!

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  5. Welcome back and Happy New Year. I did the same as you and took a blogging vacation. It was so nice not to have to photograph each meal and dessert and to eat our favorite recipes instead of new ones needed for the blog. I vow that when the kids are on vacation, I am on vacation!

    This roast chicken looks fabulous with the crispy skin and the fresh herbs surrounding it.

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  6. So many chickens, so little time.

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  7. Oh this is lovely, you'remaking me hungry just reading this, I think I will try this sunday, we love truffle butter!I havce never cooked with it though just had it in resturants,, yum!

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  8. I've yet to try truffle butter--looks like I better go shopping. Looking at your post made my mouth water. I've had nothing but a protien shake today! This looks so good.

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  9. Happy New Year Mary! That looks delicious and I am in love with your truffle butter it sounds so delish!

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  10. I'll have to see if I can find truffle butter because this sounds amazing! There's nothing like roasted chicken in the winter.

    Happy New Year!

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  11. This sounds exquisite! I've heard great things about truffle butter and now I'm convinced I need to give it a try. Your chicken looks perfect.

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  12. Anything is better with truffle butter! The chicken looks wonderful.

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  13. Happy New Year! and truffle butter sounds wonderful since we love truffle oil, this has to be delicious! Great recipe!

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  14. Ok I guess I have been missing out on truffle butter, so it is on the list for the next stop at the specialty grocers.
    Your chicken does look amazing and I really am interested to see for myself what that special butter can do to the bird!

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  15. Ok...on my next shopping list: roaster and truffle butter! This sounds fantastic, Mary!

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  16. I have never had truffle butter, didn't even know they exist, but I do have truffle infused oil, which is gonna work with your chicken recipe. I will let you know how it comes out

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  17. This reminds me that I wanted to roast a whole chicken this winter. Now I'm going to try and find truffle butter to do it. :)

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  18. It's amazing how a very small amount of truffle can infuse a dish with the most heavenly flavor and aroma. I will watch for this butter when I'm next at Whole Foods. I hope you have a very Happy New Year.

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  19. I have never even heard of truffle butter but it sounds lovely. Where would one purchase this butter.

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  20. roasted chicken is quite comforting but with that truffle butter- boy that just takes it over the top- deliciousness!

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  21. ok, heading out to find truffle butter for $4 a tub... I've seen it, but for a lot more.

    Sounds delicious, love the smell of a roasted chicken in the house

    Dave

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