This Whole30 Cajun Roast Chicken with Lemon-Chive Butter is super easy, incredibly delicious and only takes 45min to prepare! You've got to try it!
Preheat oven to 425F.
Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towel. Perform half-spatchcock (as outlined here).
Add spices to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, add room-temperature ghee, lemon juice, lemon zest and chives and stir to combine - set aside.
Season the entire chicken with Cajun Spice rub. Place Chicken breast-side up in a cast-iron skillet or roasting tray lined with parchment paper. Transfer to oven and roast 35-40min or until thickest part of the breast registers 150F on an instant read meat thermometer.
Using a spoon or brush, rub chicken with Lemon-Chive Butter and return to oven for 5-6min. Carefully tilt the skillet or roasting pan so that rendered juices can pool on one side and baste bird with a spoon or baster. Return to oven for additional 5-6min or until thickest part of the breast registers 165F on an instant read meat thermometer.
Note: For crispier skin, switch oven to broil and cook additional 3-4 min.
Transfer Cajun Roast Chicken to carving board, let rest 5-10min before carving. Serve with leafy greens and/or roast potatoes.