Foolproof Roast Chicken
- Our new method for roasting a whole bird.
- How to know when chicken is perfectly cooked.
- When to eat the skin and when you need to toss it.
Kitchen Tip: Allow the chicken to stand at least 10 minutes before you slice it so the juices redistribute throughout the meat.
Season and Roast
Nutrition Note: Since chicken breast meat is low in calories and saturated fat, you can eat the skin and still keep saturated fat within allowable limits. If you like dark meat, which is higher in saturated fat, remove and discard the skin.
Kitchen Tip: Pull chicken breasts from the oven when they reach 155º; the temp will continue to climb as they rest.
Kitchen Tip: Thigh meat is forgiving, even if overcooked. In fact, it becomes more tender when cooked to at least 160°.