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How to Roast a Perfect Chicken

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Roasting a chicken can be challenging in that it is easy to over cook the bird and dry up the breast. It is also quite easy to under cook it and end up having to return it to the oven – thus ending up with a super, dry bird! This video has step-by-step instructions on how to roast chickens to end up with a perfectly moist bird. I hope you enjoy it and it is of value!
  Whole chicken 1 , rinsed and pat dried
Herb ingredients
  Rosemary sprigs 2 (Optional)
  Sage leaves 2 (Optional)
  Thyme sprig 1
Dry rub ingredients
  Garlic salt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Paprika 1 Tablespoon
  Black pepper 1 Tablespoon

1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. In a bowl, mix together all the dry rub ingredients.

3. Remove the excess fat from the cavity and stuff with herbs.
4. Rub both sides of the chicken with dry rub mixture. Tie the chicken legs with kitchen twine.
5. Roast at 400F for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, reduce the temperature to 350F, flip the chicken and roast for another hour.

6. Carve into pieces and serve.

Things You Will Need
Kitchen twine

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes
How many times have you landed with chicken either undercooked or overcooked? To avoid such mess in future, you should watch this video. The chef instruction upon how a chicken can be roasted with perfection.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 829 Calories from Fat 515

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 57 g87.9%

Saturated Fat 16.3 g81.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 281.2 mg93.7%

Sodium 4928.9 mg205.4%

Total Carbohydrates 5 g1.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.6 g10.5%

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 71 g141.6%

Vitamin A 52.2% Vitamin C 17.9%

Calcium 7% Iron 30.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


How To Roast A Perfect Chicken Recipe Video