This best roast chicken recipe is so incredibly delicious and moist and best of all truly easy. It's from our collection of easy recipes.
Rating: Not difficult
Hands-On Time: 5 minutes
Hands-Off Time: 90 minutes
Steps: 1 then roast
Truly, one of the simplest of easy recipes. Just follow these incredibly simple instructions and you'll have a roast chicken just like the one in the picture - It's fresh from the oven, all beautiful and golden brown with a crisp skin yet tender and moist flesh.
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You'll love this best roast chicken. As my son says, the best thing about my roasts, are that they are so moist and succulent!
Easy Recipes Tips
The secret to the moist chicken is covered slow cooking so that it is cooked all the way through without burning the skin.
Be sure to open up the internal cavity to allow the hot air to enter and cook from the inside.
If you're adding stuffing, add a further 30 minutes to the cooking time, while covered with bacon strips.
It the chicken is bought frozen, be sure it's completely defrosted and naturally, it's been defrosted safely. Chicken has a terrible reputation for going off easily.
Notice I use bacon and not Aluminum foil. We now know the dangers of this mineral and that it leaches into the food at high temperatures. Never use Aluminum pots and pans and never use the foil to cover your cooking.
As with all roasts, the juices include fats from the chicken and bacon. You can carefully drain away the top layer, which is the layer of oil and make a tasty gravy with the natural juices.
When slicing the roast, use tongs and not a fork to prevent more delicious juices running out.