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Video: The Ultimate Roast Chicken

Learn a great trick for getting incredibly delicious roast chicken.

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In this video, you’ll learn how to make the ultimate roast chicken. You’ll see one of Chef John’s favorite tricks for roasting chicken. He’ll teach you how to make a simple flavored compound butter to rub under the chicken’s skin. The easy rub combines room-temperature butter with herbs, garlic, and lemon zest. You’ll see a neat trick for loosening the skin of the chicken, so you can really get the butter in there. This simple rub technique keeps the delicious citrus, herb, and butter flavor inside the bird instead of draining off into the pan. See top-rated recipes for roast chicken.

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Nov. 24, 2013 12:01 pm
I too need this recipe.
Oct. 21, 2013 11:20 am
I used the smallest grating side of my 4-sided cheese grater. worked fine.
Oct. 21, 2013 11:19 am
Tried this method a couple days ago, and the pan gravy recipe that follows. Turned out perfectly perfect! This is my go-to roast chicken recipe from now on! used dried herbs instead of fresh, and stuffed cavity with lemon wedges, celery stalk, and red onion wedges. We were in heaven!!
Mrs. Jones 
Apr. 29, 2013 9:33 am
I tried this recipe last night and my husband loved it! I substituted the fresh herbs for dried and copied everything else to a T. Great!
Apr. 12, 2013 3:01 pm
I, too, searched for this recipe to save and print out. I am going to add the recipe this evening myself sticking as close to this video as possible.
Mar. 1, 2013 5:48 am
could you send me the recipe for the ultimate roast chicken
Feb. 15, 2013 2:10 am
Will be making a roast chicken tonight for dinner and will definitely be using this as my guide!
Feb. 2, 2013 6:34 pm
Where do I get this receipe?? I can only see the video
Jan. 23, 2013 6:01 pm
Would love to be able to print this recipe
Jan. 23, 2013 12:34 pm
@ Zoraida - Oven is 400 degrees, 1/2 stick butter, 1 tsp.ea salt and pepper, fresh herbs. Brush chicken w/olive oil and salt and pepper the outside...
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