Whole chickens are a great, economical way to feed you and your family and roast chickens are a beautiful centerpiece for any meal. The leftovers are also delicious. You can use the bones to make your own bone broth. We will send our recipe for bone broth later in the season.
Roasting a whole chicken is easy and there are a 1,000 ways to do it. Here is just one way we like to roast our Underline Farm chicken:
Set your oven to 375F. I like to heat my baking dish/skillet in the oven as it warms
Rub the bird with softened butter, lard, schmaltz, or olive oil for a crispy skin
Season as desired. I use salt and pepper
Place the bird breast side up on a cast iron skillet or baking dish
Roast for 45-60 minutes. Allow more time for larger chickens
When the juices run clear or the lowest temp is 165F remove from the oven. I use a meat thermometer in the thigh and breast to check
Allow the chicken to rest for 20 minutes, carve, and enjoy!
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