Garlic butter roast chicken is the dish my friends request most often. Melt 5 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan with 5 minced garlic cloves. Dry the outside of a whole cleaned small chicken with paper towels so it gets oven-crispy. Baste the chicken with garlic butter. Stuff the cavity with a lemon cut in half and a sprig of rosemary. Pop the chicken in a 450-degree oven for about one hour, basting the chicken with more garlic butter every 15 minutes.