Classics can be phenomenal when done right. A simple roast chicken dish could be the best thing you ever eat.
The quest, a perfect simple roast chicken: a humble and deeply satisfying dish yet somehow as elusive as a unicorn or a five leaf clover. How hard can it really be to roast a simple chicken? Yet you eat at hundreds of different restaurants or homes and almost no chicken consistently tastes great. By great, I mean ‘lick your fingers clean because I just had a revelation kind of roast chicken’. Let’s analyze the components of a great chicken and then figure out how to do it.