Roast chicken is a classic meal almost any cook can master. The recipe that follows features a bird stuffed with lemon and garlic to infuse the meat with flavor. Rub some herbed butter beneath the skin to keep the tender white meat from drying out as it cooks.
Although this chicken is delicious on its own, you can also cook some vegetables alongside it in the drippings. Cut potatoes, carrot or parsnips into chunks, arrange them beneath the chicken, and stir every 20 minutes to ensure even caramelization. When the chicken comes out of the oven, the entire meal will be ready to serve.