Roasted Chicken with Asparagus and Shiitakes
There's more to roast chicken than simply tossing it in the oven and waiting.
Why This Recipe Works
For our Roasted Chicken with Asparagus and Shiitakes, we started the chicken on the stovetop to create a crispy skin. Finishing it in the oven freed up the stovetop for cooking the vegetables. When selecting shiitakes, we found it best to look for mushrooms that had smooth, brown caps and were free of bruising. For sesame seeds that were browned but not burned, we toasted them in a dry skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan frequently, for about 5 minutes.