Monday, October 19, 2009

Rapid Roast Chicken

Cooking a whole chicken is another thing that makes me a little nervous. The whole digging out the gizzards part always makes me gag and the chicken I used in this recipe still had FEATHER on it! A FEATHER!! Plus, I'm always paranoid about the chicken being undercooked, so I end up overcooking it. I decided to try out THIS recipe I found online for a rapid roast chicken but I changed up the seasonings and I cooked it in an oven bag. Cooking it this way was amazing! Dinner was done really quickly and the chicken was juicy and delicious!

Rapid Roast Chicken

1 3 pound chicken
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon sage
1/4 teaspoon rosemary
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

Remove all of the guts from the chicken (blech!), but leave the skin on.

In a bowl, mix the seasonings and olive oil. Gently seperate the skin of the chicken from the meat. Rub the seasoning mixture directly on the meat, under the skin.

Place chicken in a baking bag and slice three 1/2 in holes in the top of the bag for ventilation.

Cook in a baking dish at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. Lower temperature to 400 degrees and roast for an additional 40 minutes.

I stuffed my bird with stuffing mix before baking and then I removed the skin once the chicken was cooked.

Yum! This recipe has definitely been added into our regular meal rotation!


  1. I roast chicken in the crockpot! I put a couple balls of foil (to lift the chicken off the bottom) and lay the chicken on top. I often stuff it with a lemon or onion and always stuff a mixture of spices and olive oil under the skin. I cook it all day and by the end it literally falls apart!

    I always take off all the meat, dump the bones into a pot of water and make stock.

    It's SO easy and, since I too worry about undercooking, I appreciate how DONE and how moist the meat is!

  2. Ohhhh!! Thanks for that info, Tiffany!! I'm obviously more than a little obsessed with my CrockPot, so I will definitely have to try that out! :)

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