Our Tips For The Perfect Roast ChickenNovember 10, 2021
A juicy, tender chicken roast is a recipe that is easy to prepare at home but can be quite tricky to perfect.
It requires no new technology and insanely rare ingredients. Plus, it’s hard to go wrong with its basic method of cooking.
All of that given, the grail is on how to make it your family’s weekend favorite without being invisible in a feast table full of other dishes.
We know that we deliver your meals but sometimes it’s fun to try doing things on your own. Here are our three tips for serving that perfect roast chicken on your next family weeknight dinner.
1. Start with dry chicken.
Who doesn’t get all excited watching their chicken oven roasted to golden crispy perfection? It’s quite the standard for cooking this recipe.
The secret? Start with dry skin. The dryer it is, the better it will crisp when cooked.
Pat your chicken dry with paper towels after unwrapping them in their package. You can also leave it to air-dry in your fridge overnight if you have time. This will remove any extra moisture from the chicken which gives it soggy skin after cooking.
2. Season generously inside and out.
The aim is to make the whole dish great-tasting.
Adding salt and pepper on the top of your chicken will only season its surface, making the skin flavored but leaving the meat bland.
Make sure to generously season your chicken inside and out to for an extra savory flavor your family will surely love. Seasoning it ahead of time is also another trick for the flavor to penetrate from the skin all the way to the bone.
Experiment on your seasonings and do not limit your recipe with kosher salt and cracked blacked pepper. Try other spices and aromatics like:
- Chinese parsley
- smoked paprika
- truffle salt
- garam masala
3. Let your roast chicken rest before serving!
Just like with beef, lamb and pork, chicken also needs to rest after they come out of the oven. This will allow the juice to reabsorb into the meat, ensuring that your chicken remains moist. Skipping the resting time will make your dish lose more flavorful juice when it is cut.
After removing from the heat, place your chicken on a serving platter and loosely cover your chicken with foil. Set aside and let it sit, undisturbed, for up to 20 minutes.
Roast chicken could pass as the ultimate recipe at any family occasion. To make your chicken dinner a winner, upgrade your average roast chicken and try out our tips.
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