How to Cook Chicken

How to Roast a Chicken

Roasting is a technique often performed in the broiler.
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Sprinkle chicken halves with salt and pepper.

  2. Place chicken halves, skin side up, in single layer in large shallow baking pan. Brush chicken with butter.

  3. Roast chicken, basting frequently with butter, 45 minutes or until chicken is tender.
No matter what method you use to cook a chicken, you'll appreciate tips to help you determine if the bird is done. Find them on the next page.

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