Whole Roasted Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed
  • Rainier Sweet Basil Chicken Rub
  • 1/2 cup butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place chicken in a roasting pan, and sprinkle desired amount of Rainier Sweet Basil Chicken Rub inside and out. Place 3 tablespoons margarine in the chicken cavity. Arrange dollops of the remaining margarine around the chicken's exterior.
  • Bake uncovered 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove from heat, and baste with melted butter and drippings. Cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest about 30 minutes before serving.
Keyword Chicken