shortbutfast (shortbutfast) wrote in french_cuisine,

Poulet Rôti # Perfect Roasted Chicken

Poulet Rôti
Perfect Roasted Chicken

 1 4 lb chicken
 2 Tbsp goose fat, at room temperature  
 Salt and pepper
 Oil for rack 
Preheat oven and roasting pan to 400ºF. Rinse chicken; pat dry. Do not truss. Brush chicken with goose fat and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Using goose fat instead of oil or butter will make the skin very crispy and the meat more flavorful. Lightly brush rack with oil. Remove heated pan from oven and set rack in it. Place chicken on rack on its side [wing side up]. Roast for 20 minutes; rotate on its other side. Roast for 20 minutes; set breast side up. Roast another 30 minutes until temperature in the thigh registers 170 degrees. Transfer to cutting board and let rest 10 minutes breast side down, loosely covered with foil. Carve and serve. Serves 4

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