You know how it is, for whatever reason you empty your kitchen cupboards and find things hiding at the back you totally forgot about.
Having recently moved home, I came across some roasting bags. I must have bought them a long time ago because I don't even remember purchasing them. I remember using them a couple of times in the UK (in the days when I was not really a cook) but can't say I remember how good they actually are!
You all thought I was going to say I found a roast chicken in the back of the cupboard didn't you?
The only one thing I did remember about the roasting bags was that they do help to keep your oven cleaner. However, seeing recent adverts on TV for a spice mix bought with a bag and the comments about how tender the chicken is with this method, I decided to roast my whole chicken in one and see the results. Fantastic, beautifully browned, moist, succulent and flavoursome chicken!
No recipe as such required here, simply place 1 heaped teaspoon all purpose flour into the bag with seasoning to taste, plus herbs and spices of your choice. Shake it up a little to coat inside of bag. Pop in the chicken and secure with supplied ties. Make 6 small slits around top area of bag, place the whole thing into a roasting dish and cook for the usual time (depending on weight) at 180. Perfect.
Once cooked, the juices will be sitting in the bottom of the bag which can be used to make a delicious gravy.