Let’s make a Perfect Roast Chicken!
Hey hey!!! Sorry it’s been so long since I last posted anything. My sincerest apologies for any of my fans out there. Fans, you’re out there, yes????? I’ll pretend that there are so I have a reason to live and blog. Anywho….what shall you make for dinner tonight? What about an easy and perfect roast chicken? Sound good? Keep reading…
Roasted chicken is a perfect dish that anyone of you could make for a small dinner party or, if you want to impress a special someone or if you just want to impress yourself and have leftovers. Why not treat yourself as well. It’s an all around wonderful main course you can make with a no fuss no muss attitude.
You’ll need less than 4 ingredients for this wonderful dish you’re about to prepare (and one is optional). I hope you have a pen ready because I’m going to list the ingredients. Are you ready? Obtain a whole chicken from your local grocery store along with some salt and pepper (in case you don’t have any at home). The optional 4th ingredient is thyme or rosemary. It’s not a needed ingredient but if you have it on hand, use it.
- One 3-4 lb whole chicken
- kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
- 2 teaspoon of chop thyme (optional)
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Rinse the chicken, then dry it very well with paper towels, inside and out. The less it steams, the drier the heat, the better.
Salt and pepper the cavity, then truss the bird. It’s helpful to let the bird get to room temp prior to placing it in the oven. Just a bit of helpful advice from one food lover to another. Trussing is not difficult, and if you roast chicken often, it’s a good technique to feel comfortable with. When you truss a bird, the wings and legs stay close to the body; the ends of the drumsticks cover the top of the breast and keep it from drying out. Trussing helps the chicken to cook evenly, and it also makes for a more beautiful roasted bird.
Roast chicken for 1 1/2 hours or until juices run clear when you cut between the leg and thigh. Remove chicken from oven and cover for around 20 minutes under aluminum foil.
Carve chicken and serve!!! Voilà, perfect roast chicken on your table. Bon appétit!