A whole roasted chicken is a dish so basic that it appeals to almost everyone, yet so important that chefs are judged by it. The CHOW Test Kitchen's Lisa Lavery uses our Basic Whole Roasted Chicken recipe to show that you don't need a tricky technique or fancy brine to get crispy skin and juicy, flavorful meat.
Maple-Mustard Roasted Chicken with Squash and Brussels Sprouts
Maximize flavor and minimize cleanup with this sheet pan dinner. The sheet pan quadruples your surface area, letting you roast items in less time and with more delightfully crispy edges. This dish is one you’ll want to put on repeat.
How to Make Kale Caesar Quinoa Salad with Roasted Chicken
If you love the classic Caesar salad, then you will love this hearty, healthier version that packs a punch of whole-grain goodness, fiber, veg and protein in every bite.
Basic Chocolate Mousse
Simultaneously rich and light, chocolate mousse just requires a little bit of finesse, and the freshest, best-quality ingredients (eggs, chocolate, and cream) you can procure. Be sure to chill your cream very well and get every speck of water out of the bowl and whisk you'll use for the egg whites, then use a light hand when folding in the whipped cream, and you'll have a perfectly fluffy and decadent dessert.
Easy Roasted Acorn Squash
Roasted acorn squash couldn't be easier, or more delicious. A little butter, salt, freshly ground pepper, and a sprinkle of brown sugar to emphasize the squash's natural sweetness, plus about an hour in the oven, and you have a gorgeously caramelized side (or main dish, if you stuff the squash), with a pool of glaze in the center of each piece.