The broth from a well cooked chicken is the best! The way I go about things:
Season both sides of chicken and toss some extra seasonings in the cavity. Under the skin too, if you like! Maybe toss a cut up lemon inside the cavity and season with thyme, rosemary, sage (salt and pepper are givens). Or if you like it hot, do some salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, paprika, and cayenne! Just play around. Bake in a 350-375 degree oven for 60-75 minutes, breast side down. After the 60-75 minutes (depending on the weight of the chicken - there are guides all over the internet), flip the bird over so the breast side is up, and be careful to keep all the skin on there! This will make sure the breast is nice and juicy but that the skin gets all crisped up. Turn oven up to 425 for skin-crispiness and go for another 15-25 minutes. Or you can keep it breast-side up and not do the flipping, but I find that this does make all the difference in how juicy the breast meat is.
K, BONE BROTH. The (arguably) best part!
Throw carcass into large pot or crock pot. Turn heat on LOW (just enough to keep it simmering). Cover with water. Add peppercorns, bay leaves, rosemary sprig... whatever you like, have on hand, and sounds delicious. Optional: Add a mirepoix, which is just a combination of diced carrots, onions, and celery for some extra kick and richness. Put lid on. Wait between 4 and 20 hours. Much after that and I find the broth gets rather bitter. It also gets bitter if it is at a rolling boil, so that long, low cook is important. Strain and viola! Now, some people choose to go through the additional step of refrigerating their broth and skimming the fat on top to get rid of the undesirable PUFA content. It just depends on your preferences and where the bird is from. Personally, I'm kind of blasphemous and usually keep the fat but it's completely up to you. Refrigerate and use within the week or freeze.
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Female! Height: 5'10.5" HW: 161 SW: 135 CW: 124 GW: Whatever number my body wants to be when I'm eating and moving well - trying to get that muscle mass up.