This Butterflied Roast Chicken has a crisp and golden skin, juicy meat and the rice stuffing cooks right along with the chicken. It is a perfect recipe to make for the holidays or any special occasion, since it has a stunning presentation, it can be prepped in advance and the main course and side dish are all cooked at the same time.
You can butterfly the chicken and season it with salt, pepper and other seasonings and store in the refrigerator for up to a day in advance. The rice and vegetables can also be cooked and mixed up to a day in advance, storing them in the refrigerator as well.
All you have to do on the day that you will serve the chicken and rice is to take them out of the refrigerator while you are preheating the oven so that the chicken comes to room temperature slightly, assemble the rice and chicken on the baking sheet and roast in the oven.