I normally roast a chicken following a combination of Marion Cummingham and Jamie Oliver's directions. Brining was a whole new experience for me- you start it 8 to 12 hours before cooking! I was dubious that Sunset's recipe could top them, but... Gorgeous bird and, since it cooked at 400F, it was ready within an hour! Fantastico!!! It got a little burned on the tips- next time I'll pay closer attention and tent those area like the recipe recommends.