Ina Garten signing a book
The Simplest Dish In The World To Make, According To
Ina Garten
After testing recipes for various projects all day, Ina Garten prefers to make something simple, quick, and ready straight out of the oven. Her favored dish is roast chicken.
To make a roast chicken, preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the pouch of the neck, gizzards, and heart from the cavity, and pat the chicken dry with paper towels.
If possible, refrigerate the bird without a covering for two hours to help the skin dry out and get crisp when roasted. Then, season it inside and out with salt and ground pepper.
Lastly, roast the chicken in an oven-proof pan on the middle rack of the oven until the skin is well-browned and cooked through. Let it rest for 15 minutes before carving.
Roast chicken is a dish that allows for various customizations as well as transformations. You can turn it into a chicken hash or salad and use the carcass for making broth.