When we roast a chicken we usually pat it dry and then salt it and put it in the fridge, a la the Zuni method. This does dry the surface out quite a bit, but if we have time we like to let it sit out on the counter for a couple hours before actually putting it in the oven.
We've never thought of the blowdryer, though - this seems rather brilliant. Roasting a chicken this weekend? Try this out and tell us how it works!
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Related: How To: Roast a Chicken, Zuni-Style
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