Roasted chicken with rosemary garnish

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You're Probably Making A Mistake When Choosing A Chicken For Roasting
Roasted chicken is a highly modifiable food item that tends to be cheaper than other meats, making it a mainstay in grocery stores and home kitchens alike. There are plenty of mistakes that can be made with chicken during the cooking process, but one can be avoided before a single ingredient is chosen.
A value buyer's instinct tells us that bigger is better when it comes to flat price units of food at the grocery store, but what no one thinks about is how size affects flavor and doneness when roasting. Too big of a chicken, and it dries up without cooking all the way through; too small, and the family is going hungry.
According to Chef Alissa Fitzgerald, a four to eight-pound bird is the perfect size when it comes to maintaining flavor, moisture, and breast temperature. The quality of the chicken itself matters as well, but as long as the size is at or in between those weights, it sets the roasted chicken off to a good start.