Quick: What are you making for dinner tonight? Is it roast chicken? What a lucky guess on our part! That's the power of
persuasion of an inimitable, classic dish.
Since roast chicken is such a staple, you probably already have a go-to recipe that's good as it is. But sometimes, perhaps you'd like to take your bird from good to really, really good? That's where we come in.
Below are our 15 best roast chicken tips. As they say, get roasting (does no one say this yet?).
Use the chicken’s pan juices to saturate and flavor croutons.
As the recipe’s name suggests, stuffing basil and garlic purée underneath the skin will result in one of those “what flavor!” moments you’ll wish you’d done before.
Cooking chicken upright in a tube pan (yes, like the one you use for cake) serves two purposes: You don’t have to turn it and you'll get crispy skin all over.
Add some unpeeled garlic cloves to the pan alongside your roasting chicken. When the meat is done, you’ll have roasted garlic cloves you can mash into your pan sauce.
Roast chicken on a bed of bread. The bread absorbs all the chicken juices. Enough said.
Have a favorite roast chicken tip? Tell us about it in the comments.