BALSAMIC ROAST CHICKEN
2 tablespoons soft butter
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 medium red onions, chopped
1 roasting chicken (6 to 7 pounds)
1/2 cup dry red wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 350°.
Mix butter, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper.
Place onions in a roasting pan; place chicken over onions, breast side up.
Pat chicken dry. With fingers, carefully loosen skin from chicken; rub rosemary mixture under the skin. Secure skin to underside of breast with toothpicks. Tuck wings under chicken; tie drumsticks together.
Mix wine and vinegar; pour over chicken. Roast 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°. (Cover loosely with foil if chicken browns too quickly.)
Remove chicken from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. Transfer onion and pan drippings to a small bowl; skim fat. Serve with onion sauce.