A preparation method used for cooking poultry in an oven or on a grill. The cavity of the bird being roasted is placed upright (vertical position) so it almost appears as if the bird is sitting in an upright position. Utensils that can be used to assist with the preparation include:
- a vertical roasting stand;
- a can grilling rack or vertical roasting can stand (as used in "Beer Can Chicken" recipes);
- an angel food pan insert which contains a shallow dish containing a hollow vertical shaft to hold the cavity bird in a upright position; or
- a shallow baking pan which holds the bird loosely as it is positions vertically on the pan.