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Skillet Crispy Roast Chicken

Servings 6


  • 1.6 kg whole chicken cleaned
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 190C
  • Rinse and pat dry chicken with kitchen towel.
  • Brush on melted butter all over the chicken.
  • Liberally season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat pan on medium to medium high, then brush on remaining butter to grease pan.
  • Sear chicken on all sides, about 3-4 minutes each side.
  • Place chicken, breast side up on skillet.
  • Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until juices runs clear. (Mine was done at 1 hour)
  • To be safe, the thickest part of the thigh should reads 74C when probed with an instant read thermometer.
  • Allow to rest for 15 minutes, tented with foil before carving.


Truss the chicken if you prefer. :)