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Fool-Proof Roasted Chicken Recipe

Atkins Fool-Proof Roasted Chicken
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 90 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Easy
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  • 64 oz Whole Chicken
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 4 tablespoon Unsalted Butter Stick


  1. Arrange rack in lower third of oven. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a roasting pan and rack with cooking spray. Wash chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle chicken with the salt and pepper inside and out, then brush with 2 tablespoons butter. Place breast side up on rack in roasting pan. Place in oven with breast facing the back of oven. Roast 30 minutes.
  2. Brush with 1 tablespoon butter, then turn chicken on its side. Roast 30 minutes. Brush with remaining 1 tablespoon butter, then turn chicken on its other side. Roast 30 to 40 minutes more, until an instant-read meat thermometer registers 165°F when inserted in thickest part of the thigh, without touching the bone and juices run clear when breast is pierced with a fork.
  3. Let stand 20 to 30 minutes before carving.

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How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)