“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many chefs frown upon the use and/or consumption of chicken. Perhaps this is an un-known truth, but to many culinary professionals chicken is thought to be flavorless, bland and worst of all boring. I, however, disagree. In doing so I might subject myself to a fair amount of hazing from any self-proclaimed foodie! I like chicken because it is moderately priced, accessible and can be quiet tasty when prepared correctly. The following is my recipe (if you can even call it that) for what I consider to be The Perfect Roasted Chicken. Rather than complicating a simple process I prefer to bring out the natural flavors of the meat. All you need to prepare this feast for five is one whole 3-4 pound chicken, olive oil, kosher salt, and fresh cracked pepper.