Perfect Roast Chicken
  • Roasting chicken
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • pepper, freshly cracked
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and place a large cast iron skillet on the lower oven rack.
  2. Remove the chicken from it’s packaging and make sure all the inner packaging is removed. Pat the chicken dry, inside and out, with paper towels. Allow the chicken to air dry for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Rub the chicken with extra virgin olive oil and season liberally with salt and freshly cracked pepper inside and out. Roast in the oven for 60-90 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 165 F degrees and the juices run clear.
  4. Remove from the oven and rest over a wine bottle for 15 minutes before serving.
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