Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken

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It might be a billion degrees outside, but the kids are back in school. My calendar clearly says September, and that means I am in total FALL mode. Fall mode also comes with taking time out for me and some of the best comfort meals around, like Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken.

Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken is a baked whole chicken rubbed with spiced herb butter, root vegetables and the earthy fall flavors of Chai tea. #ovenroastedchicken #howtoroastawholechicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken is a baked whole chicken rubbed with spiced herb butter, root vegetables and the earthy fall flavors of Chai tea.

Spending time in the kitchen is my favorite fall activity. I can have the doors and windows open allowing the crisp air to flow through while heat from the oven keeps it toasty. Snuggled up in an oversized sweater with football on in the background, I am in my element.

Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken is a baked whole chicken rubbed with spiced herb butter, root vegetables and the earthy fall flavors of Chai tea. #ovenroastedchicken #howtoroastawholechicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Cooking is cathartic for me. It is my me time, so I don’t mind giving my fall dishes a little tender, loving care. It helps to relax me before the bustle of holiday chaos arrives.

Besides chili, perhaps, my ultimate fall dish is a whole roasted chicken. While this can be made plenty of ways, baking it with Oregon Chai® Tea Latte Concentrate is my favorite.

Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken is a baked whole chicken rubbed with spiced herb butter, root vegetables and the earthy fall flavors of Chai tea. #ovenroastedchicken #howtoroastawholechicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Using Chai Tea Latte Concentrate, I whip myself up a cup of the perfect, rich, soothing mix of sweet and spicy bliss and start chopping. Soon, my whole kitchen is engulfed with the aroma of black tea, honey, vanilla and spices.

Oregon Chai can be prepared in many ways, depending on your mood, but make sure to incorporate it into your fall cooking and baking as well. With sweet and spicy base flavors, it is perfect for breads, cookies and even sauces and dressings.

Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken is a baked whole chicken rubbed with spiced herb butter, root vegetables and the earthy fall flavors of Chai tea. #ovenroastedchicken #howtoroastawholechicken www.savoryexperiments.com

It is also organic and Non-GMO project verified. Right now, you can save 75¢ on any one Oregon Chai product at Walmart from 9/26/18-11/30/18, or until supplies last!

Make your life even more easy by using Walmart’s Online Grocery Pick Up. Simply log into their phone app or use a desktop computer, enter your order, select a time for pick up and arrive following the orange signs.

Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken is a baked whole chicken rubbed with spiced herb butter, root vegetables and the earthy fall flavors of Chai tea. #ovenroastedchicken #howtoroastawholechicken www.savoryexperiments.com

 

A welcoming member of the team will greet you at the car and even load your groceries. No muss, no fuss! Make sure to add on some fudge brownies for dessert.

Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken is a baked whole chicken rubbed with spiced herb butter, root vegetables and the earthy fall flavors of Chai tea. #ovenroastedchicken #howtoroastawholechicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Now, let’s talk a little about my Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken. Many are intimidated by a whole roasted chicken, but I’m here to tell you, it is one of the easiest meals you can make. A true one-dish dinner.

Butter under the skin will ensure you get a lovely browned skin with loads of flavor, and the chicken drippings combined with Chai tea and herbed butter will naturally season the root vegetables.

Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken is a baked whole chicken rubbed with spiced herb butter, root vegetables and the earthy fall flavors of Chai tea. #ovenroastedchicken #howtoroastawholechicken www.savoryexperiments.com

There is a lot of debate over whether to roast a chicken breast side up or down, and both have pros. Roasting breast side up will give you glorious, golden skin on the most succulent cuts. However, it can also lead to drier meat even with attention spent on basting.

Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken is a baked whole chicken rubbed with spiced herb butter, root vegetables and the earthy fall flavors of Chai tea. #ovenroastedchicken #howtoroastawholechicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Roasting breast side down will still give you beautifully browned skin, but on the underside where you won’t be doing as much carving. The flip side is that all those flavorful juices will be running down into the breasts, essentially self-basting throughout the whole cooking process, resulting in the most tender meat you’ve ever tasted.

Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken is a baked whole chicken rubbed with spiced herb butter, root vegetables and the earthy fall flavors of Chai tea. #ovenroastedchicken #howtoroastawholechicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Ultimately, the choice is yours! The whole roasted chicken pictured was cooked breast side down.

I serve mine with a side of wild grain rice so I can really soak up all of the juices. I also use those juices to make a quick easy chicken gravy while my chicken rests.

Easy Chicken Gravy made with chicken drippings is the best homemade chicken gravy recipe! It only takes 10 minutes and ingredients you already have in your pantry. #chickengravyrecipe #homemadechickengravy www.savoryexperiments.com

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Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken is a baked whole chicken rubbed with spiced herb butter, root vegetables and the earthy fall flavors of Chai tea. #ovenroastedchicken #howtoroastawholechicken www.savoryexperiments.com

5 from 6 votes
Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Resting Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken is a baked whole chicken rubbed with spiced herb butter, root vegetables and the earthy fall flavors of Chai tea.
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oven roasted chicken, whole to roast a whole chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 699 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
Chicken:
  • 5-6 pound whole chicken
  • ½ cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme , minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary , minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ white onion , sliced
  • 1 celery stalk , cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Oregon Chai Tea Latte Concentrate
Vegetables:
  • 10 baby potatoes
  • 3 celery stalks , cut into thirds
  • ¾ white onion , sliced
  • 4 carrots , cut into thirds
  • 1 turnip , peeled and sliced
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Oregon Chai Tea Latte Concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine softened butter, fresh thyme, rosemary, ground ginger, ground cloves and ground nutmeg.
  3. Using your fingers, loosen the skin from meat. Spread butter mixture evenly under the skin of your chicken.
  4. Season the outside of the chicken with Kosher salt and ground pepper.
  5. Place onion, celery and Oregon Chai Tea Latte Concentrate inside the cavity of the chicken.
  6. Place in roasting pan and set aside.
  7. Place baby potatoes, celery stalks, white onion, carrots, turnip and fresh thyme in a large mixing bowl. Toss with olive oil and Oregon Chai.
  8. Spread vegetables around chicken.
  9. Place in oven for 60 minutes, basting every 15 minutes using the juices pooled in the bottom of the roasting pan. Cook until juices run clear and chicken registers at an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. If chicken starts to brown too fast, loosely place a piece of aluminum foil over the top.
  10. Remove and allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving. If you’d like, this is the best time to make a Quick Chicken Gravy to accompany your meal!
Nutrition Facts
Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 699 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47g 72%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 176mg 59%
Sodium 2526mg 105%
Potassium 1134mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 153.4%
Vitamin C 45.4%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 16.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chai Tea Oven Roasted Chicken is a baked whole chicken rubbed with spiced herb butter, root vegetables and the earthy fall flavors of Chai tea. #ovenroastedchicken #howtoroastawholechicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Comments

Jillian

This Looks so good!

Sharon

I agree that no matter the weather I am looking at the calendar and feeling fall! This looks like the perfect comfort food.

Tisha

This looks so juicy and amazing! Creative flavoring also!!!

Demeter

Walmart’s Online Grocery Pick Up is so amazing! Such a time saver! This looks like a winning one dish dinner!

Krissy Allori

My family is always looking for a new chicken recipe! Can’t wait to try this one!

Andrea @ Cooking with Mamma C

What an interesting idea! I love whole chickens too, and I agree, they make the perfect fall meal. I’ve been scoping out online shopping at Walmart and want to give it a try soon.

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