In the months preceding Christmas, we often find ourselves roasting chickens at every opportunity. This recipe is ideal for one of the first chicken of the season, because the fall vegetables won't get tired of your festive toppings at Christmas dinner time.
It is easy to over roast your poultry especially when the cooking instructions are too conservative or you rely on juice clarity so the best way to make sure you don't is to do it cook by temperature, not time.
The optimum temperature for cooking chicken is 74°C , any higher than that and you'll start losing vital juices.
For 4 people :
Tip: Let stand
When you remove a large piece of meat from the oven, the internal temperature continues to rise through the conducting process. That's what we call deferred cooking . Therefore if you stop cooking your meat to the point where it reaches optimum temperature, by the time you serve the food, it may have risen a significant amount. Taking this into account, we recommend that you cook your chicken until he reaches 70°C because the temperature will rise to 74°C while he is resting.