4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, slightly softened
½ cup chopped fresh herbs, such as flat-leaf parsley, chives, chervil, basil or cilantro
1 teaspoon table salt or fine sea salt
½ teaspoon dried garlic flakes
1 whole small chicken, about 3½ pounds
1²⁄³ cups cubed day-old bread
Note: The chicken can be buttered and stuffed up to a day in advance, wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated.
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. In a medium