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Sep 29, 2007 06:09 AM

I'm bored of my roast chicken.

Any interesting new ways to roast a chicken?

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  1. It would help if you told us how you currently roast it!

    How about a new spice blend? I've recently been trying zaatar seasoning on mine, which is nice. Also, don't forget to roast some vegetables in the pan around your chicken. The chicken juices give wonderful flavor to carrots, parsnips, potatoes, etc. Throw some onion in there too.

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    1. re: Kagey

      I use the recipe from Ina Garten, Perfect Roast Chicken.

      It is fabulous. I have all of her cookbooks, but if you don't.

      Go to and search under perfect roast chicken, and you should find it.

      1. re: Kagey

        That's a good point. I've done some different things over the years but was just looking for a recipe that others have really loved.

      2. I stick some fresh tarragon between the breast meat and the skin...great flavor, can't burn

        1. Have you tried the Zuni chicken or beer can chicken? Both have been posted about extensively here. I prefer the Zuni chicken but you need to plan at least a day or more in advanced. I love the crispy skin.

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          1. re: chowser

            Also a Zuni fan - have a chicken salted, waiting in the fridge right now!

            Have you ever tried stuffing a Zuni chicken, or stuffing things under the skin? Am considering trying it, just to spice things up -so many lovely ideas on this thread! - but not sure if the hot temps would work against it.

            1. re: Gooseberry

              I have tossed a handful of garlic cloves with the last flip. They turn out great--carmelized garlic. I've also saved some oil and the garlic and tossed it w/ some rice. It's so simple but delicious.

          2. lime chicken. with garlic, and lime juice/olive oil, salt and pepper limes in the cavity, and sometimes cilantro.

            1. wash chicken in and out

              cut a large onion into chunks, put some inside and some around and over the chicken.
              squeeze an orange over the top and sides, shove one orange half inside

              shake curry powder and ginger powder over the top, s and p. leave it to sit for half an hour.
              roast for 2 hours. yummy.