Alissa taught us this super simple way to roast a chicken that works great every time
Salt and pepper a washed chicken generously inside and out.
Roll a whole lemon around on the counter getting it good and mushy and then poke it all over with a fork.
Tie up the legs.
Roast in a preheated 350 degree oven – breast side DOWN – for 30 minutes.
Turn the oven up to 400 degrees, turn the chicken breast side UP – and continue cooking until done.
Works every time.