Today, gave Julia Childs recipe for Roasted Chicken a try.
Her recipe calls for just coating with butter and seasoning with salt and pepper. Sounds simple enough. :-)
The tough part of the recipe calls rotating the chicken every 10 minutes for the first 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 450F
Start breast side up, cook 10 minutes...
rotate so one side is up, cook 10 minutes...
rotate so the other side is up, cook 10 minutes...
rotate chicken back to breast up, reduce the temp to 350F and finish roasting (about 40 minutes)*.
*Note: The actually recipe call for rotating again at 350F, but I was impatient with this method.
Sorry Julia... :-)
Instead of a V-rack, I cooked the chicken over potatoes and onions.
After 30 minutes, I added a leek to the roasting pan.
After roasting the chicken was allowed to rest for 10 minutes while the rest of the meal was completed.
The finished chicken on serving platter.
Brussels sprouts, leeks and potatoes were the sides for the chicken.
Overall, you can't go wrong with roasted chicken. :-)
However, the cooking method is quite intricate.