The best roast chicken is not the chook you know. Really, it’s true. Dry baking is great, but in fact there’s a very old French technique that take chicken to somewhere rally special. All you need is a traditional heavy pot with a fitting lid (it could be an enamelled cast iron, terracotta, or even just a regular old camp oven). The secret is in the way heavy pot transfer heat, and how the heavy lid locks in the pressure for a better bake.