Back to top

How to cook a PERFECT roast chicken

It’s time to forget everything you know about roasting chickens.

​​​​​​​At Whispering Meadows, we’re big fans of the new food science that’s taking over the kitchens of home gourmets.  Without much extra effort at all, it’s possible to get reliable results that are just as good as the best restaurants, without having to leave home to eat well.

After all, when you’re investing in the best ingredients, it makes sense to know the best way to prepare them.

Forget brining, trussing, or basting.  The new hotness is the butterflied (or spatchcocked) chicken.  It gives you perfectly-cooked breast AND thighs, with beautifully crispy skin, all at the same time.

This 4-minute video does an excellent job of explaining the method:


If you want more in-depth background, this web page gives you all the science behind this technique.

Once you’ve tried roasting a chicken this way, you’ll never go back to the old methods.


Enjoy, and let us know how it turns out!

 – your friends at Whispering Meadows

P. S.  Order local certified organic whole chickens here — delivered frozen to your door, direct from our organic farm, to anywhere in Southern Ontario!


Recipe categories: