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Roast Chicken With Asparagus Panzanella

Making panzanella— the classic Tuscan tomato-and-bread salad—without tomatoes is tricky, because you need all those juices to soften the stale bread. The trick is to find other ways to make the dish as flavor-packed and moist as possible. Here's our method with asparagus, cucumbers, and red onions, served alongside roast chicken. More

Ferran Adrià's Roasted Chicken

Ferran Adrià's roasted chicken is a take on Catalan dish, pollo a l'ast, an herb and lemon rubbed bird, traditionally spit roasted. In this recipe he's made a poultry seasoning blend of dried thyme, rosemary, bay leaves and peppercorns, all ground together and rubbed into a chicken that's also seasoned with salt, lemon zest, and olive oil. This recipe uses a high heat method of cooking, flipping the chicken midway through. More

Cook the Book: Perfect Roasted Chicken

Is this really the perfect roast chicken? I'm going with an overwhelming yes for a couple of reasons. It's the simplest roast chicken that's ever come out of my kitchen and as far as fantastic chicken flavor goes—juicy interior and cracklingly crisp skin—it's really spot on, and dare I say perfect. Not overly fancy, but with a chicken that tastes this good, extra add-ins like herbs and aromatics aren't really necessary. More

Easy Roast Chicken with Asparagus and Leeks

One of the great things about spring is that it provides you with a plethora of vegetables that need only brief cooking stints to become delicious. This makes them the perfect companion for a roast chicken dinner. Simply roast your chicken, have your vegetable prepped, then cook them while the chicken rests. All of your food comes out piping hot at the exact same time. More

Sunday Supper: Beer Can Chicken

Beer can chicken is an iconic summer dish. This version, however, is roasted instead of thrown on the grill. The theory is that the beer steams inside the bird, making the final product extremely moist. Whether or not that's true, the beer definitely adds flavor, and the addition of a few aromatics takes that even farther. Light beers are the best choice for this dish; I recommend PBR. More

Sunday Supper: Lemon Roast Chicken with Herb Potatoes

Roast chickens are a simple and satisfying meal anytime, and the smell of it roasting on a Sunday evening can set a positive tone for the whole week ahead. Squeezing lemon juice over the body of the bird helps to not only season the final product, but can also help crisp the skin. And roasting the potatoes in the pan with the bird gives the potatoes a nice dose of chicken fat to roast in. More

Dinner Tonight: Jacques Pépin's Quick-Roasted Chicken

A twist on roast chicken, this technique from a recipe in Food & Wine tackles the problem of the breast meat drying out by the time the thighs are ready due to the thighs taking longer to cook. Cutting out the backbone and flattening the chicken changes the playing field. Make a slash through the leg to speed up cooking, and the chicken can now be cooked all at once to the same degree of doneness. More

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