The Basics: How to Make a Whole Roasted Chicken

The Basics: How to Make a Whole Roasted Chicken

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from something raw to something cooked using simple ingredients, free of measurements and complicated techniques. A method that you can have in your back pocket and whip out whenever you like. We call it recipe-free cooking.

You'll need:

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  • paper towels
  • a knife
  • a baking sheet
  • a timer
  • a meat thermometer
  • one whole chicken
  • one onion
  • one carrot
  • a couple of stalks of celery
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh herbs or a lemon (optional)

Illustrations by Bill Russell