Whole chicken: the tiny, flightless workhorse of the busy kitchen. A stand by, passed down through generations and tweaked from palate to palate: “I stuff garlic under the skin,” “I glaze mine with soy sauce and honey,” “I once lost a contact in the cavity and it turned out great! Now I do that every time,” etc. (Kidding on that last one.)
We’re not trying to mess with perfection—Julia Child famously stated “you can always judge the quality of a cook or a restaurant by roast chicken,” and we’re inclined to agree. But we wondered what else you could do with the little bird that could, if only for variety’s sake. So we wrangled up 5 recipes for Whole Chicken that vary up preparation and cooking techniques ever so slightly, for your weeknight poultry pleasure.
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