Basic Roast Chicken

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Total Time
1hr 35mins
5 mins
1 hr 30 mins

I think this moist chicken benefits considerably from basting the inside of the chicken as well as the outside. I do this with a bulb topped baster. This is a long time favorite here!

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  1. Place chicken on rack in roasting pan.
  2. Salt and pepper the inside and the outside of the chicken.
  3. Add water to the pan.
  4. Roast at 375*, uncovered, for 1 to 1-1/2 hours,until chicken tests done.
  5. Baste inside and out every 15 minutes.