Crisp and Juicy Roast Chicken

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Appears in
Get in There and Cook: A Master Class for the Starter Chef

By Richard Sax

Published 1997

  • About

A roast chicken is something every accomplished home cook should be able to turn out with ease. In fact, think of this as something you can throw into the oven when you don’t even want to think about dinner.


  • 1 chicken (about pounds), giblets removed, all possible fat removed, rinsed under cold water, patted very dry with paper towels
  • Salt and fres


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Choose a roasting pan in which the chicken fits compactly. (I use an oval enameled cast-iron gratin dish.)
  2. Season the chicken well with salt and pepper, inside and out, rubbing the seasonings into the flesh. (You can reach in