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Slow Roasting a Chicken

So you’re wondering how to slow roast a chicken, huh? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Before you start to slow roast you’re chicken, you are going to need a few things. Go ahead and head over to your local supermarket and grab the following ingredients:

Whole chicken

Salt

Pepper

Garlic

Butter or Oil (for additional flavor)

Lemon or Lime

Additional herbs and spices that suits your taste

Roasting Rack

If you don’t have a roasting rack, just use a roasting pan (or any other pan that can hold a roasted chicken)

When you buy your chicken, you want to look for a good quality chicken, preferably more than four pounds. It’s always nice to have a big, juicy chicken. Picking up a chicken at any local supermarket is fine. You want to be sure to carefully clean the chicken extremely well. If not done already, remove the liver and the neck. Remove any other excess parts of the chicken you do not wish to cook. All you need to do is follow a few simple steps before you start slow roasting your chicken!

Before you do anything, preheat your over to 450 degrees F. Now for the fun part! It’s time to coat the chicken with some delicious butter. If you do not have any butter, margarine or olive oil will be fine. You want to lightly apply the coating to the chicken. Try to refrain from tearing up the skin. One of the keys to roasting a chicken well is keeping the skin intact. We want to keep all the delicious juices inside!

If you are using butter, you can go ahead and melt it in the microwave. Now you want to mix your butter or olive oil with some seasoning. Bring out your herbs and spices and start mixing. Be creative! Come up with your own combinations. The key to roasting a chicken well is a great combination of herbs and spices. Using this seasoning on the inside and outside of the chicken will greatly contribute to the flavor. Remember to be careful to not tear the skin!

Now it is time to start roasting the chicken! You should already have your over preheated to 450 degrees. Throw the chicken in there for about fifteen minutes. You may want to leave it in there a minute or two longer depending on the size of the chicken. This is how you are going to get a crispy outer layer of the chicken, while keeping the chicken nice and juicy. After fifteen minutes, lower the temperature to 325 degrees. In my experience, this is the best temperature to slow roast a chicken. It will keep everything nice and juicy with a perfectly crispy exterior