Best. Roast. Chicken. Ever. (Really.)

Senior editor Anjula Razdan can’t get enough of this perfect roast chicken.

roast chicken

When it’s this frigid outside, you can either curl up on the couch in a fetal position, or you can go roast a chicken in the oven. If you choose the latter option, you simply must make Ina Garten’s “Perfect Roast Chicken” recipe. Better known as “The Barefoot Contessa,” Garten is renown in the cooking world for testing and re-testing her recipes until they are both perfect and accessible.

Ina Garten's Perfect Roast Chicken
Ina’s Perfect Roast Chicken (Image:

I had this chicken last week, and it truly was the best roast chicken ever. Super crisp on the outside, perfectly juicy on the inside. (I’m more of a dark-meat lady, but even the chicken breasts were succulent).

The best part?

There was no basting involved. After prepping the chicken and throwing it in the oven, you have 90 uninterrupted minutes to read, pad around the house, or, if you so desire, curl up on the couch in a fetal position. (No judgement here.)

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