Skip Nav
Food Video
Glaze-Lovers Need to Try These Doughnut Fries!
Holiday Food
Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes
Cooking Basics
This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Cook Steak

The Best Roast Chicken Recipe

Let's Dish: What's Your Favorite Roast Chicken Recipe?

When recently asked what a man could hypothetically cook to win her heart, celeb-turned-cookbook author Gwyneth Paltrow answered, "Roast chicken, only because it's almost impossible to f*ck that up!"

She's right: an oven-roasted bird can be made a number of ways, and everyone seems to have a different method of doing it. Some cook their chickens low and slow, while others sing the praises of a high oven temp and a short cooking time.

Maybe you start at a high temperature, then lower it. Should you brown the chicken first in a pan, then stick it in the oven? These are all very personal questions. What's your tried-and-true method of making a standout roasted chicken?

Source: Flickr User kthread

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Has anyone tried that hyped-about engagement chicken?
peskilla peskilla 5 years
Zuni Cafe's Roast Chicken a la Deb from It's fantastic
vizslalvr vizslalvr 5 years
I roast a chicken almost every week. My method is to brine, air dry overnight, start in a high heat oven at 475 for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350 and roast 20/lb. Sometimes I throw in a dry rub or a glaze, depending on m mood. The skin is always crisp and the meat is always tender. Oh, and a meat thermometer is key. This is my tried and true walkthrough, if anyone feels like reading a novel on roasting a chicken:
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Sooo many ways and techniques to love a roasted chicken. The best advise I have probably ever been given though, is to rinse the bird and pat it dry as much as possible (with paper towels) both inside and out when prepping. I may be a little biased, but these were words of wisdom from my great granny and they have yet to fail me. Crisp-tacular!
Noria-Morales Noria-Morales 5 years
Thomas Keller's recipe for simple roast chicken is the best, everytime. Seriously impossible to screw up!
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 5 years
Confession: I haven't found the "perfect" recipe yet, so I'm hoping to find it here in the comments! Any takers?
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 5 years
I like to change it up, but I'm a huge fan of herb butters. Mix garlic, herbs (or spices) in with room temperature butter and slather all over the outside of the chicken. Yum! Now I'm craving roast chicken.
At What Temperature Is Chicken Cooked?
Indian Chicken Recipes
Meals to Make With Costco Rotisserie Chicken
Why Is Rotisserie Chicken So Addicting?
Latin Chicken Recipes
Chick-Fil-A Copycat Recipes
Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds