Like a heaping bowl of mac and cheese or a rich slice of chocolate cake, perfectly roast chicken is tried and true comfort food. While it is delicious prepared from a simple recipe, it's also open to adaptation and a bit of adventure. As a salute to this staple, here are 7 ways to roast your chicken, starting with the simplest method and ending with the most intricate.
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This article originally appeared on Food52.com: 7 Ways to Roast a Chicken
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