I love roast chicken, and it’s become a bit of a tradition in our house to make it on Sunday nights. After trying quite a few recipes (and a fair amount of trial and error) I can confidently say that the very best, easiest roast chicken recipe out there is Ina Garten’s aptly named Perfect Roast Chicken. The instructions are so easy to follow and the chicken really does come out perfect every time; juicy with crispy skin and a really delicious subtle garlic and lemon flavor.
I follow Ina’s recipe pretty much to a T, except that I add rosemary in addition to the thyme, and I use less veggies than she recommends since I find that they tend to get crowded and steam a bit more than they roast. Justin and I have been eating the chicken recently with this really amazing Lebanese dip that we get at the market which is insanely garlicky (we probably stink to be honest but it’s so worth it. Here’s a link to a recipe if you can’t find it at your grocery store) but amazing, or with a jus made from the pan drippings.
Get Ina’s Perfect Roast Chicken recipe here.