I discovered the art of brining turkey a few years ago and transferred the technique to roasting a whole chicken. I guarantee you will have a moist bird and rich flavorful gravy from the pan drippings.
When you want an impressive centerpiece for Sunday dinner or a special-occasion meal, you can't go wrong with this golden chicken from our Test Kitchen. The moist, tender meat is enhanced with a hint of orange, savory and thyme.
"Garlic and herbs roasting in and on the bird make this roasted chicken so flavorful you can even eliminate the salt from the recipe if you like," notes Cindy Steffen from Cedarburg, Wisconsin. "The aroma from the oven while it's baking is tantalizing."
This is a different, fresher-tasting meal than some of the heartier ones that are usually slow cooked. It goes perfectly with a side of noodles or a mixed green salad. —Lori Lockrey, Pickering, Ontario
Put chicken in a baking dish and add some pantry staples. Let it bake, and presto! You’ll have a sweet, succulent main course before you know it. Add rice or potatoes and an Asian frozen veggie mix, and supper is served. —Gwyn Brandt, Hibbing, Minnesota
The changes made in this made over recipe slashes the fat by 70% and saturated fat by 80%, cut calories and sodium by about half and reduced cholesterol by more than a third. Yet the buttery-tasting makeover version is sure to please your family.—Helen Copeland, Greenback, Tennessee