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perfect roast chicken

  • Author: mimi newman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

  • 1 3-4 lb chicken
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 an onion
  • salt, pepper
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • optional: 1 lb of baby new ptoatoes and 1/2 a cup of white wine

Instructions

  • if you remember to, take the chicken out of its packaging the night before and salt/pepper the skin, and set it out uncovered in your fridge overnight to dry out. this will make crispier skin
  • preheat oven to 425
  • take chicken out of fridge if you dried it out, or take it out of its packaging and pat it dry now that you’re doing it.
  • rub butter all over and salt/pepper the skin and inside the cavity
  • quarter the onion & lemon and put onion/lemon pieces inside the cavity. if you have any butter leftover put that in the cavity too.
  • tie up legs and put into cast iron skillet
  • optional: put some baby new potatoes into the skillet to roast alongside the chicken in its fat – mmmmmm. if you’re doing that, about 30 min in, put the 1/2 c of white wine into the pan to hydrate/season the potatoes as they roast.
  • cook for about an hour, until the skin is medium brown

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