|Build on the Natural Flavour
A chicken roasted with nothing but salt, pepper and butter is tasty, but it's also easy to build on these flavours.
Always stuff the chicken or at least add sprigs of herbs into the chicken cavity along with quartered onions and/or cloves of garlic. Wedges of lemons or oranges stuffed into the cavity will also add extra quick flavour to your chicken.
Rubs are also another flavour booster. Rub the outside of the skin with a mix of salt and dried herbs or chop up fresh herbs and tuck them under the chicken's skin along with a few knobs of butter.
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and chicken rub
Leave the Skin On
Crispy, fragrant roast chicken skin is absolutely delicious. However, because it contains a lot of fat many people remove it in order to avoid the extra kilojoules.
Whether you choose to eat it or discard it, always leave the skin on during roasting, as it holds in moisture and prevents the meat from drying out.