Does roasting a whole chicken seem intimidating to you?
That is the response I get from most people when I ask them why they don’t do it. They just don’t know how. Well, I am here to solve that!
I have been cooking up lots of roast chickens to master the easiest recipe just for you. It is actually much easier than cooking any other piece of the chicken on its own, plus it tastes way better! You get deliciously crispy skin with this recipe, which any “good” dietitian would tell you to throw away … but I won’t do that. I love it (don’t tell).
The only thing you need when roasting a whole chicken is a bit more time to cook it (~1.5 hrs). So yes, you have to plan a bit! Or, you can butterfly the chicken (cut out its backbone and flatten it) to cut the cooking time in half (40-50 min). Here’s a video that shows you how to do that.