Originally Posted by kitchengoddess8
That sounds like an easy solution. How do you clean the rack? I'm guessing that they can get pretty greasy.
Doesn't get as greasy as you would think, because the grease drips off and falls on the aluminum foil. Most of the time I just wash with soap and water, or sometimes if it builds up I use Easy Off oven cleaner to soften the grease, the run hot water over, and finish up with soap and water.
You'll find the same of practically any roasting rack.
Also, when I'm lazy sometimes I tear off pieces of aluminum foil and roll them into balls (about 1" diameter) and support chicken pieces with the foil balls. This is particularly good when cooking a couple thighs as serving for one. (I did this just last night.) When the chicken is cooked I just discard all the foil and there's nothing left to clean.
One thing is for certain. If you roast chicken and don't support it above the grease drippings the bottom of the chicken is going to get greasy. That is most easily accomplished by using a rack or spit.