Pan-Roasted Chicken with Cognac-Mustard Sauce
Why This Recipe Works
Could we use a restaurant technique to develop a roasted chicken recipe with just 20 minutes of cooking time? Taking up the challenge, we cut a whole chicken into pieces, then soaked them in a saltwater solution. Before roasting the chicken pieces, we browned them on both sides in just a teaspoon of oil on the stovetop, then slid the pan into a 450-degree oven to complete the cooking. Our pan-roasted chicken recipe produced juicy, tender meat, and crisp, flavorful skin in record time.