So, your chicken is beautifully burnished and perfectly cooked, but before you even think about carving it, you need to give it time to rest. This allows the juices to settle and makes the process of carving that much easier. You want to give the chicken at least 10 minutes to rest, but you could also leave it up to 30 minutes – covered lightly with foil to keep it warm. While you wait, ensure your knife is ready to do its best by sharpening it well.
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