How To Roast a Chicken

Marian's Easy Roast Chicken
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We'll show you how to roast your own chicken in four easy steps.

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Marian's Easy Roast Chicken

Marian's Easy Roast Chicken
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Recipe: Marian's Easy Roast Chicken

A good roasted chicken is like a little black dress--always appropriate and very versatile.

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Step 1: Sprinkle Chicken Cavity

Step 1: Sprinkle Chicken Cavity
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Combine salt and pepper. Sprinkle chicken cavity with salt mixture.

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Step 2: Oil and More Salt

Step 2: Oil and More Salt
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Rub oil over skin. Spinkle with salt mixture.

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Step 3: Place on Wire Rack

Step 3: Place on Wire Rack
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Place chickens, breast sides up, on a lightly greased wire rack in a lightly greased roasting pan.

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Step 4: Cook chicken

Step 4: Cook chicken
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Bake at 375° for 1 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into thigh registers 165°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. (Letting the chicken stand allows the juices to absorb into the meat. Cutting it too quickly causes the juices to escape and leave the chicken dry.)

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