In those initial gigs, he discovered that when restaurants serve roast chicken, they often par-cook the bird and hold it at a warm temperature until somebody orders it. It shouldn’t be cooked twice.”At Houseman, Baldwin’s small New York City restaurant, he wanted to find a different way. After some experimentation, he was almost comically successful: he now gets chickens from raw to fully roasted in as little as 18 minutes. This is how you roast a chicken in a matter of minutes. You’re making a restaurant-style roast chicken here.