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    Simple Roast Chicken

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    1 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hrs

    Lizzie Rodriquez's Note:

    from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 500°F
    2. 2
      Place the chicken breast side down, on a rack in a roasting pan. Begin roasting. Mix together the olive oil, herb, salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      After the chicken has roasted for 20 minutes, spoon some of the olive oil mixture over it then turn the breast side up. Baste again, then again after 7 or 8 minutes; at this point the breast should begin to brown (if it hasn't, roast a few more minutes). Turn the heat down to 325; baste again and roast until the thickest part of the thigh reads 160 to 165. Total roasting time should be under an hour.
    4. 4
      Before removing the chicken from the pan, tip the pan to let the juices from the birds cavity flow into the pan (if they are red, cook another 5 minutes). Remove the bird to a platter and let it rest for 5 minutes. While resting, pour the pan juices into a clear measuring cup, and pour off as much of the fat as you can. Reheat the juices, carve the bird. Garnish and serve with the pan juices.

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple Roast Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (369 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 811.3
    Calories from Fat 567
    Total Fat 63.0 g
    Saturated Fat 16.5 g
    Cholesterol 243.8 mg
    Sodium 227.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 57.2 g

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