There’s nothing better or simpler than a roast chicken for dinner, but achieving that crispy, flavorful skin and moist, tender meat can be a challenge. But once you get it right and realize how easy it is, you’ll never go back to buying rotisserie or pre-cooked chickens again.
To learn more about making the perfect roast chicken we turned to Cree LeFavour, author of the recently published Poulet cookbook, which is all about, you guessed it, chicken. What does she look for in the perfectly roasted bird? “One that has a beautiful nut-brown color, super-crispy skin, moist breast meat, and succulent, tender thighs and legs.” It’s amazing what you can accomplish with just a few choice ingredients.
Here, she shares her advice and tips on how to make it just right. Whether you want to grill, glaze, or marinate your chicken, LeFavour offers the best way to do it.