Monday, December 20, 2010

Roast the Perfect Chicken... everytime!

I love crispy chicken skin right out of the oven. Odd, sometimes, how hard it is to get a flavorful, moist chicken with crispy skin. To get the best tasting chicken, take a stick of butter and mix in fresh herbs, like rosemary, thyme, garlic or some herb combination of choice). Rub on the chicken and put at least half of the butter mixture under the breast skin. So delicious! But no crispy skin.

Katie is great at finding recipes. She found one for making a perfectly perfect roast chicken. We even had all the ingredients!

Perfectly Roasted Chicken
1 Chicken
1-1.5 Tbs. Sea Salt

  1. Preheat the oven to desired temperature*
  2. Grab a towel (dish, bath, rag... as long as it's clean!). Pat the chicken dry, including the inside.
  3. Place chicken in a pan. Sprinkle salt over the bird and rub it in. 
  4. Slide pan into oven and bake. Remove when the skin looks golden brown.
  5. Serve with your desired side dishes and enjoy!
*: Approximate times
400* for 40-50 minutes
375* for 50-65 minutes
350* for 60-75 minutes

Sometimes, the chickens don't make it to the table with all the skin. Especially if the chicken is ready and the side dishes aren't!  You can also use this recipe for a cut-up chicken. I would suggest turning the oven to a higher temp (450*) for the last ten minutes.

1 comment:

  1. This was delicious. Just devoured a homegrown chicken using this recipe.


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