VIDEO: How to Make Perfect Roast Chicken

Making a simple roasted chicken is said to be a sign of a great cook.

They say that a sign of a great cook is the ability to make a great, simple roasted chicken. Roasted chicken is a Friday night staple, a classic Sunday supper and one of the most delicious ways to prepare chicken. Did we mention it’s also really simple?

Simple Citrus and Herb Roast Chicken

Ingredients

1 whole chicken,  rinsed and patted dry

fresh herbs such as sage, rosemary, thyme, parsley

1 whole lemon, cut into slices

2-3 garlic cloves

2 Tbsp olive oil

1/4 cup white wine or orange juice or mixture

salt and pepper

Directions

Mix together chopped fresh herbs, whole garlic cloves, lemon slices, orange juice/wine and salt and pepper in a bowl.

Place whole chicken in a sealable plastic bag and pour marinade over the top. Seal bag and smush around until completely covered. Place in fridge for 2-3 hours or overnight

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Place chicken on an upright roaster, or on top of a beer can that has been emptied halfway.

Cook for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 400 degrees and rotate chicken. Cook another 25-30 minutes.

Allow chicken to cool slightly before handling and cutting into pieces.

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