I once watched Nigella Lawson cook a roast chicken on her television show and when she tasted it, well, let's just say, it "transported" her. I had never felt that way about a roast chicken, usually opting for the (gulp) grocery store version to fill in for dinner after a late night at work. In fact, I was certain it had to be difficult, messy and totally not worth the time to roast my own chicken. Enter, Ina Garten's Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken. I finally know why Nigella was swooning. This is hands down the tastiest roast chicken ever. It is worth every minute of prep time. Additionally, cooking your own chicken saves money! Not to mention, you know where that chicken as been! I buy organic, free range, etc...it is worth it, as the chicken is always superior in taste and texture.
Since this is Ina's recipe, I want to honor her copyright, so you can get all the ingredients and instructions here. But I am going to walk you through my prep. Do it, you won't regret it! Oh, and having a roast chicken in the fridge to munch on? Like money in the bank! Enjoy!!
Now you are ready to put some bacon on it! I know, butter, bacon...but keep in mind, you are about to be transported!!