Ayesha Curry’s Upright Roasted Chicken

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, November 29, 2016

Aired November 29, 2016

Serves 4

1 whole “fryer” chicken
1 stick butter, at room temperature
Fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves stripped and chopped
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
Zest of 2 lemons
Salt and pepper
1 cup of white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc)
Potatoes and carrots (enough to coat the bottom of the dish), chopped


Pat chicken with a paper towel until completely dry. In a bowl, combine butter, rosemary, garlic, lemon zest and salt. This creates a yummy spread/coating for the chicken.

Fill the center of the dish with the 1 cup of wine and place the cavity of the chicken over the top so that it sits upright.  Using your hands, rub the compound butter all over the chicken (it’s going to be messy!). In another bowl, coat carrots and potatoes with a tiny bit of olive oil and freshly ground black pepper. Place the chicken and veggies in a 425°F oven for about an hour or until golden brown. Eat to your hearts content. Enjoy!!!

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