This roasted chicken is a twist on a standard roasted chicken, or a chicken rubbed simply with herbs and oil. This chicken is rubbed with PESTO!
Not only is it rubbed with pesto, but the pesto is also rubbed UNDERNEATH the skin, so that some of the pesto is directly in contact with the meat. Roasting causes the pesto and oils to melt, mixing the fats from the pesto with the fat rendering out of the skin. This all bakes deeper into the flesh, yielding a plump and juicy bird.
The continued basting of the bird helps to give an additionally pesto flavored skin!
A brined chicken
is always a good place to start!