How To: Perfectly roast a chicken

Perfectly roast a chicken

The chef shows how to prepare and cook a perfect roast chicken. Begin by rubbing sliced garlic over the skin of the chicken. Then place the garlic into the cavity, along with some thyme and sliced lemon. Rub the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper and rock salt.

If you plan to make gravy, prepare a base by putting some sliced carrots, onions and celery in the pan, sprinkle a bit of thyme and garlic on top, and place the chicken on top of the vegetables. Pour in some stock and white wine, and this creates the base for the gravy.

Roast the chicken for about an hour, checking with a meat thermometer to make sure it is perfectly done. Remove the chicken from the platter and the juices are ready for the gravy.

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