Roasted Apple Chicken or Turkey


I used this for a Thanksgiving turkey, and it received rave reviews.  It was probably the best tasting turkey I’ve ever roasted.

Roasting chicken or turkey
Lemon, halved
Salt and pepper to taste
Equal quantities of dried rosemary and dried thyme
Fresh parsley, double the quantity of rosemary and thyme
Small onion, quartered
Apple, peeled and quartered
Butter, melted
Chicken broth
Apple juice

Preheat oven to 350° F or 180º C.  Clean and dry the bird, and rub the cavity with the halved lemon, then rub with salt and pepper.  Combine the herbs and parsley, and rub some inside the cavity.  Put the onion and apple quarters inside the cavity.  Brush the outside of the bird with melted butter and rub with remaining herbs.

Put the bird in a roasting pan, breast side up.  Pour the chicken broth and apple juice in the roasting pan and roast; baste every 20-30 minutes with the pan juices.

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