Weeknight Roast Chicken

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2011, America's Test Kitchen TV

If you can plan ahead, by all means brine or salt your bird. But when you want dinner on the table in an hour, use this technique to get juicy, tender chicken.

SERVES 4

TIME 1¼ hours, plus 20 minutes resting

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Roast chicken is often described as a simple dish, and it is, at least in terms of flavor—when the dish is made properly, the rich flavor and juicy meat of the chicken need little adornment. But the actual process of preparing and roasting ...

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