In this post we will be sharing our favorite recipe for making a simple whole roasted chicken at home. Each time we make this meal for company, our guests are so impressed with how beautiful and delicious it is.
Our Roast Chicken Inspirations
Many years ago Starla got a video tape from Andrew Zimmer called “Cook Like a Parisian” where he shares many traditional Parisian dishes. Among the many recipes was the classic French roasted chicken. Watching that chic woman effortlessly make this beautiful roast chicken in her little Parisian kitchen, without making a mess, was mesmerizing.
Another one of our favorite’s, Nigella Lawson, always roasts two chickens at a time. She’s one of those greedy cooks that wants leftovers for a midnight snack. I love that.
The Perfect Pans for Simple Whole Roasted Chicken
Sourcing Your Chicken
This recipe for simple whole roasted chicken is for any budget. If you can afford a locally sourced, farm raised chicken, by all means use that! If you can only afford the $.98 a lb chicken from your local Aldi, it will be delicious as well! That is the beauty of this recipe. We have tried it both ways many times over the years, always with success.