Roasted whole chicken in pan with carrots and mushroom
The Ideal Way To Season Roasted Chicken For Maximum Flavor
One of chicken’s best attributes is its ability to shine among various flavors, and to make your chicken extra flavorful, you should try making your own dry rub.
This method consists of applying a seasoning blend to the chicken’s exterior prior to cooking. While you can buy seasoning at the store, making your own can be less expensive.
Choose flavors that play well together. For example, for a French-inspired herbs de Provence rub, use dried thyme, basil, rosemary, tarragon, fennel seed, and marjoram.
A Southwest rub may include ground chili pepper, cumin, and Worcestershire sauce. Middle Eastern rubs often include za’atar, sesame seeds, dried sumac, and other herbs.
No matter what seasoning you use, brush the chicken skin with some olive oil to help the rub stick. This will also ensure it cooks with a crisp, beautifully browned skin.