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A roast chicken recipe can have as few as three ingredients -- chicken, salt, and pepper -- but that doesn't mean it's easy to prepare a good roast chicken. The biggest challenge is getting the white and dark meat to finishRead More »from 6 Kitchen Must-Haves for a Properly Roasted Chicken