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The Best Roast Chicken in Paris

Roasting Secrets

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Roasting Secrets

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They say that the true test of a chef is the taste of his or her chicken. Nowhere is this more true than in France, where roast chicken is more than just a dish—it’s a national treasure. A bite of this humble bird recalls earlier times, when families gathered around dinner tables featuring roast chicken as the star. 

Phil’s search for the best roast chicken in Paris begins at Marché D’Aligre, where a high-quality roast chicken can be purchased for the low price of $12. The search ends at L'Ami Louis, where Phil learns the secret to the reknowned restaurant’s delectable dish: goose and duck fat. When these winged creatures combine, the result is divine, and it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “tastes like chicken.”

Anyone who has tried perfecting the art of roasting chicken at home will agree that preparing this stunningly simple dish is no easy task. But before you start running around like a chicken with its head cut off, give the recipes below a try. You’ll be on your way to making your own mouthwatering roast chicken in no time.





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