Roast chicken is delicious and easy. A little bit of prep and an hour and a half later - you've got supper!
In this instructable I'll give you the basic formula, and some ideas to turn a simple roast chicken into something magnificent! :D
(Also, I apologize for the terrible pictures. Late night cooking as usual - blame my retail career!)
Step 1: Ingredients.
A 5-6 lb. roaster chicken - preferably fresh, not frozen.
Butter or olive oil for a chicken massage.
Aromatics - onion, garlic, lemon, herbs, celery, apples, etc.
Salt and pepper!
A large roasting pan. (With or without a rack is fine!)
Spices are optional, but very good.
Butcher's twine or something similar for trussing the bird.
Veggies for the roasting pan.
A 425 degree oven.
For this particular chicken, I'm doing onion, garlic, ginger and lemon in the bird and potatoes, lemon, carrots, and onion in the roasting pan. I'm using salt, pepper and 5 spice powder for the massage. :)