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Roasting a half chicken--tips?

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Roasting a half chicken--tips?

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ashleyashley | | Sep 8, 2007 10:18 AM

I'm roasting a chicken for the first time, and I'm wondering what I should do since there's no cavity to stuff (it's a half chicken). I was going to just rub it with salt, spices, and olive oil, put it in a baking pan, and cook it at about 400 degrees till the meat thermometer says it's done. Is this a good plan?

Also, I definitely wanted to save the bones for making stock or soup later. Is a half chicken enough to make anything, or should i get a stewing hen to make soup?

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