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Old 06-16-2009, 02:43 PM
Boddhisatva Boddhisatva is offline
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Nothing compares to a whole roasted chicken. They are so much cheaper, and cooking it whole keeps all the juices locked in. The general procedure is to spatch**** (cut out the backbone with kitchen shears and flatten) the chicken, rub down with seasoning, cook with skin on (400 degrees, ~16 min/lb), then take the skin off while you eat (while sometimes sneaking the crispiest pieces).

Rub possibilities are endless, but here is one of my favorites:

Throw all of this in a mortar and pestle and smash the crap out of it. If you don't have one BUY ONE, or just run your knife through all the fresh stuff and mix it in a bowl with everything else.

Couple garlic cloves
fresh thyme
fresh rosemary
onion powder
your favorite spicy pepper (mines serrano)
extra virgin olive oil

The final consistency should be like a loose paste, get in there and rub under that skin too! It may seem complicated, but I swear it's the easiest thing in the world and nothing impresses like serving a whole roasted bird.
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