My roasted chicken isn't doing yoga. It's resting upside down. On a bowl. That's what the recipe told me to do. Though now I'm imagining a headless, featherless chicken doing yoga headstands. But I digress.
Believe it or not, this is my first time roasting a whole chicken. Usually I just roast legs and thighs. I tried out the Roast Chicken for Les Paresseux from Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours by Dorrie Greenspan. Paresseux is French for lazy. It's an easy recipe without not a lot of active cooking time. After the chicken is done, the recipe calls for resting the chicken upside down, leaning on a bowl. As it rests, the juices goes back into the breast meat, making it more moist.
It worked. It was the best roast chicken I've ever made. I only set off our super sensitive smoke detector once. That was because I forgot to add a bit of water in the bottom of my pan with the roasted veggies.
I added some steamed broccoli for a complete meal. The kids just love the crispy skin on the chicken and the crispy potatoes.
Turn the Roast Chicken Upside Down Before Eating
Thien-Kim aka Kim