Make the Ultimate Roast Chicken

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Nothing is more delicious that a perfectly roasted chicken. There’s just something about its crisp, salty skin and juicy meat that makes it so comforting. Plus, the years of eating it for dinner make it so familiar. Add the perfect sides, whether it be creamy mashed potatoes or a healthy salad, or sinful macaroni and cheese. The only problem is that roast chicken isn’t always so easy to make. There are a lot of factors that can go wrong. The skin can get burned to a crisp, the meat might not be cooked enough, or just as bad — it might be overcooked and dry out. You don’t want to leave it up to chance.

Thankfully, the folks at Williams-Sonoma came up with a contraption that takes the guesswork out of roasting chicken. The Ultimate Chicken Roaster makes what it calls “the world’s juiciest, most flavorful chicken.” Plus, you can make it on the grill or in the oven. All you have to do is insert the customizable cavity tongs in your chicken. “Our innovative stainless-steel roaster features exclusive, patent-pending technology that suspends the chicken upside-down,” says the website. “As your bird cooks, the rich, savory juices from the dark meat continually baste the white meat—ensuring uniformly succulent chicken. The elevated position allows 360° heat circulation, so you’re guaranteed a perfectly cooked bird with crispy, golden skin.”

The device may look like a bizarre, medieval tool, but it allows you to cook your chicken in a way that the heat reaches each part evenly, making for a perfectly roasted chicken. Now all you have to do is add some sides, invite some friends over, and there you have it — roast chicken dinner!

The Ultimate Chicken Roaster, $29.95 at williams-sonoma.com.