America test kitchen roast chicken

Serves 4

  1. 3.5-4.5lb whole chicken
  2. 1.5tsp salt
  3. 1tsp baking powder
  4. 1/8tsp oil
  5. 1/2tsp pepper
  • Poke fat deposits on bird and loosen skin.
  • Mix 2-5 on skin, tie legs, and tuck wings.
  • Rest breast side up on a rack on a baking sheet uncovered in the fridge for 12-24 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 450 and leave bird out to get to room temperature.
  • Cook for 25-35 minutes, turn oven off and cook for 25-35 more minutes.
  • Take out, tent with foil, and rest 20 minutes.
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