4 lbs whole chickens
2 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons butter
1 onion
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper


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.Source:   http://www.food.com/recipe/mermaids-tender-roast-chicken-67470