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The perfect roast chicken.
Photo: Machine is Organic on Flickr

Can you think of anything more comforting than the smell of roasting chicken? It’s not that we can’t, it’s that we won’t. With the addition of decidedly non-intimidating garlic, onion, lemon and the fresh herb of your choice, you can make a roast chicken to be proud of, basically just by putting the thing in the oven.

When you’ve eaten your fill of our easy roast chicken, take a page out of Mindy Fox’s cookbook, “A Bird in the Oven (And Then Some),” a handsome tome filled with 20 inspired ways to roast a chicken, plus healthy, delicious side dishes, and 60+ recipes for using the surplus. A definite must-have.