A good roast chicken is the hardest simple recipe to prepare. But if you start with a good quality, fresh chicken and follow a few tricks and tips, it can be an easy dish that turns out perfect every time. Instead of potatoes, I like to roast stale bread, which gets new life when paired with fresh vegetables and herbs.
Well, I have this theory that since the fatter juicier meat and skin are on top of the chicken, by force of gravity some of that goodness will trickle down to the breast while cooking...this and the advance salting have been the two most sizable improvements to my roast chicken.
Crispy croutons to go with chicken and gravy, works for me! I added some sage to give it a taste of sage and onion stuffing. - 07 May 2016