This was delicious! I followed the recipe as written, but didn't have a rack, so I put carrots and parsnips (with EVOO, salt and thyme) in the pan and put the chickens on top of that. The meat was juicy and flavored just right. I will definitely make this one again.
This is the best roast chicken I have ever made! I loved the flavor of the seasoning, the skin was crispy, and the chicken was super moist. I followed the recipe to the letter and I let the chicken sit in fridge for 24 hours before roasting, per another reviewer suggestion. The chicken really took on the lemon-rosemary flavor which I noticed more when using up the leftover chicken the next day. So good!!! I will definitely make this one again!
This recipe is a winner!! I roast chicken fairly frequently, and this recipe tops the list! You do need time (I took the entire 24 hours) and space in your fridge for two chickens to perch uncovered, basking in the salty, lemony, rosemary goodness, but it is WELL worth it!
The absolute best roast chicken recipe I've ever tried!! We left out the lemon, but did everything else as written - YUMMY. My search for the best roast chicken recipe is over.
What an amazingly perfect roast chicken! I've made a lot of roast chickens so far, with all sorts of variations, but this recipe came out perfect. All of the meat was tender and juicy. I thought I'd have leftovers, but it was gone! Definitely give this a try, I don't think I'll ever roast a chicken another way again.