This was very tasty. I couldn't get the gravy to thicken properly though. I definitely used 2 tsp. of flour. I suppose I should have added more as I realized it wasn't thickening up. I made this with mashed potatoes and a salad. It was a great meal - even though we didn't get the experience of the gravy that everyone is raving about... must have done something wrong. LZ Los Angeles CA
I also added season salt to the outside of the bird.... This was really good. My chicken fell off the bone (I did lower the temperature to 350 and cooked it for 1 1/2 hour) But my husband enjoyed it. Tina Laurel MD
The gravy was excellent!! The best we have ever eaten. The chicken is so moist and tender very pretty brown color. The recipe is sort of intimidating at first until you actually start the process. This is an easy recipe to follow with excellent results. Recipe will be placed in the recipe box of family favorites! Excellent!! Kathy of Dublin GA Dublin GA
Yum! This is awesome with a free range chicken. I throw some potatoes carrots and onions in the pan with the chicken and forget about the gravy. Leftovers are great and the carcass makes a delicious stock. Jeanie Londonderry VT
This was really tasty and came out well. I had a little bit of trouble with the skin and tore it a bit. I'll definitely make it again as an easy thing on a cold night. Will just make sure to let the skin brown more before turning next time. Amy San Francisco CA
I've been looking for a roasted chicken recipe for years that actually tastes better than Costco chicken and isn't much harder to make. This is it! And I know what is in it (who knows what Costco injects theirs with!!) A probe thermometer really helps in knowing when it's done. The gravy is great. Anonymous Shady Cove OR
This was amazing! It was the best roast chicken I've had and was easy to do. They gravy was awesome - almost like beef gravy - very rich in flavor. It must be the cast iron pan. I served it with Tuscan cabbage and mushrooms (also very good) mashed red potatoes and a green salad. A wonderful Sunday dinner! Anonymous Lancaster PA
This looks like a picture from a magazine when it comes out of the oven and it tastes just as good! Just be sure to truss the chicken; if you don't the chicken will flop around annoyingly while you try to brown it. That said this recipe is perfect.
Better than my favorite roast chicken I usually butterfly a chicken and roast it on top of vegetables (onions carrots celery parsnips potatoes). It gets rave reviews so I was wary of trying this recipe. But how could I not try it with the amazing reviews it received? I must agree with everyone else this was outstanding--tender moist and fabulous gravy. From now on this is the standard roast chicken method in our home.
Yummy I made this Sunday afternoon for our evening meal. It turned out just like the picture! It was super moist and almost falling off the bone. I'm not big on touching raw meat but it wasn't so bad. My gravy NEVER turns out right (never seems to thicken) but it still tasted good. The boyfriend used very little ketchup on this one (he uses it on everything before tasting it.) Will make again