We are going to concentrate on two methods for roasting a whole chicken: Traditional and High Heat.
Before roasting. season whole thawed out chicken to your preffered liking.
1 Traditional method:
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). •Roast whole (thawed) chicken for 20 minutes per pound, plus an additional 15 minutes.
2 High heat method (this creates a crispy, darker skin):
• Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) and cook whole (thawed) chicken for 10-15 minutes. •Then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and roast for 20 minutes per pound. (Do not add the extra 15 minutes to the cooking time as with the traditional method.)
Both methods require basting every 20 minutes of baking.
Let chicken rest, cut into desired pieces and serve with your favorite sides.