The Ultimate Roast Chicken


In this video, you’ll learn how to make the ultimate roast chicken. You’ll see one of Chef John’s favorite tricks for roasting chicken. He’ll teach yo... See moreu how to make a simple flavored compound butter to rub under the chicken’s skin. The easy rub combines room-temperature butter with herbs, garlic, and lemon zest. You’ll see a neat trick for loosening the skin of the chicken, so you can really get the butter in there. This simple rub technique keeps the delicious citrus, herb, and butter flavor inside the bird instead of draining off into the pan. See top-rated recipes for roast chicken.

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Nov 24, 2013 12:01 PM

I too need this recipe.


Oct 21, 2013 11:20 AM

I used the smallest grating side of my 4-sided cheese grater. worked fine.


Oct 21, 2013 11:19 AM

Tried this method a couple days ago, and the pan gravy recipe that follows. Turned out perfectly perfect! This is my go-to roast chicken recipe from now on! used dried herbs instead of fresh, and stuffed cavity with lemon wedges, celery stalk, and red onion wedges. We were in heaven!!

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