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Mermaid's Tender Roast Chicken

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“This is one of my newly adopted recipes. This is Mermaid's original description: The most tender, juicy chicken anywhere. My mom has made this for years. Great with baked potatoes and veggie.”
2hrs 10mins

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  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Place 1 tablespoon oil on the bottom of glass pan.
  3. Thoroughly clean chicken, removing all excess from cavity.
  4. Put 1 tablespoon oil on a paper towel and lightly rub the chicken down with oil Salt and pepper the skin.
  5. Insert 1 tablespoon butter, garlic and some chopped onion into cavity.
  6. Place the chicken on it's back and insert one tablespoon of butter between the skin and the breast, for each breast.
  7. (You have to kind of pull the skin a little to get the butter underneath it. This is what causes the chicken to be so tender and juicy.) Cook for approx 2 hours, basting every 30 minutes if possible.

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