Plus, it's a no-brainer to make. Two ingredients: Chicken and salt. Then you just let the oven do the work for you.
Perfect Roast Chicken
1 4-5 pound whole chicken
2 tbsp salt
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
Tie your chicken. You want to make sure the legs are tied tightly and that it's all one snug little package — this ensures even cooking. Here's a tutorial from Justin:
Once it's all trussed, you can stick on either flat on an oven-proof pan, or make this little contraption (below): it ensures the heat reaches all areas of the chicken. And we don't have a fancy roasting pan. Roast at 450 degrees for 1 hour (and change, if you need it).
Here's the final product:
We had ours with a simple aioli:
a couple tablespoons of mayo, a splash of lemon, salt, pepper, and lemon zest.
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