Lately I've been trying lots of recipes for roasting whole chicken. While the chicken ends up coming out great, my oven is covered in grease which splatters out from the pan (probably when the oil and chicken juices come into contact). Also it makes the kitchen very smokey (due to the high temp - 450 degress and the oil).
I was wondering if anyone had any tricks to reduce the mess that this makes. I've thought about maybe putting vegetables on the bottom of the pan. I've also heard that putting something like bread in the pan would help (obviously it would be thrown out after), but then this would affect the fond for making a pan sauce.