Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 30 Mins
Stand Time
10 Mins
Yield
Makes 8 servings

A good roasted chicken is like a little black dress--always appropriate and very versatile.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. Stir together salt and pepper.

Step 2

If applicable, remove necks and giblets from chickens, and reserve for another use. Pat chickens dry. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. salt mixture inside cavity of each chicken. Rub 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil into skin of each chicken. Sprinkle with remaining salt mixture; rub into skin. Place chickens, breast sides up, facing in opposite directions (for even browning), on a lightly greased wire rack in a lightly greased 17- x 12-inch jelly-roll pan.

Step 3

Bake at 375° for 1 1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted in thigh registers 180°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

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