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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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Jul. 12, 2015 8:19 pm
I've made some delicious roast chicken, but this was my crowning glory! Fresh herbs and lemon from my garden...this is now my go-to. The butter mAkes it!
May 16, 2015 1:11 pm
The video started out with 4 cloves of garlic, then they were never mentioned. Are they used or not?
Mar. 23, 2015 5:14 pm
How do you find the recipe for the ultimate roast chicken? The video is great but I need to print out the recipe.
Feb. 22, 2015 8:30 pm
This was really delicious! I had a 5 pound chicken and I added 3 drops of doTerra Oregano, 20 minutes - so moist and savory! I'll make this again!
holly snow 
Feb. 11, 2015 10:08 am
made this last night for a picky friend, it was excellent. I also made the gravy from the same chef and was impressed, even my picky friend liked it. Would make it again, I did not have fresh spices so I used dried. Came out great. Would love to have the printed version.
Jan. 21, 2015 6:27 am
Sorry to be a nag, but I would also like to have this in print.
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!
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