Such an easy Roast Chicken recipe. A whole chicken is brined in a well salted, buttermilk, garlic and herb mixture then it’s oven roasted until beautifully browned and amazingly tender! It’s likely to become your new favorite way to prepare and roast a chicken!
The BEST Roasted Chicken
I’ve made this chicken every week for the last month! We just can’t get enough of it. It’s amazing how it turns out so well without even being slathered in butter or oil.
The acidic buttermilk tenderizes the meat, adds flavor, and promotes the skin browning. The salt keeps it juicy (as long as you don’t over-bake it of course), it tenderizes and seasons as well. And the herbs and garlic lend fresh flavor.
It’s an absolute breeze to prepare, they key is just to plan ahead. The night before you plan to make it, begin soaking it in the brine. A lengthy brining is a must for juicy chicken. No shortcuts.
Then the next evening when you get home from work or running errands, simply transfer it to a cast iron pan (you don’t even need to truss the bird) and roast in a hot oven.
You can serve it with some simple sides. I suggest going with the classic meat and potatoes pairing for a hearty meal.