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Whole chicken......

Whats the best way to cook a whole chicken? Any tip would be helpul, im looking for something easy, i have cooked a whole chicken before but im looking for something different

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martinsmom2008

Asked by martinsmom2008 at 12:04 PM on Apr. 29, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • My husband made an attempt to make dinner for us one night, so he stuffed the chicken with chicken stuffing and poured chicken broth in it and around it in the pan. It was actually really good. It's simple, quick, and easy :)
    Mrs.Harris138

    Answer by Mrs.Harris138 at 12:07 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • eatingCrock pot is easy enough. Also those oven bags are awesome! Good luck and Bon Apetit!!!

    Dahis

    Answer by Dahis at 12:15 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I always do mine in the crockpot. Make foil balls and put in the bottom of a crockpot. This is to keep the chicken from sitting in its own juices. Then rinse it well and dry with paper towels. Apply Lawry's seasoned salt liberally, place in crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours. Never fails to come out juicy and tender. Overcooking will dry it out however, so just be careful to not let it go too long.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 12:22 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Fill the cavity with a chopped onion, bundle of thyme, a clove or two of garlic, and some orange sections; coat the outside with a bit of olive oil, salt & pepper, and more thyme. Bake uncovered at 350 until meat is done (juices run clear).
    Dr.Donna

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 12:25 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Just make sure you clean it (rinse with water) first!

    Cut up a lemon or two and squeeze the juice from one over the chicken with some salt, pepper, and rosemary. Put the lemons and some rosemary in and around the chicken.

    Or sprinkle with a seasoning mix (they make rotisserie flavoring mix), or a mix of seasoned salt, paprika and pepper, spray lightly with olive oil.

    Put in a pan with a small roasting bag and roast in the oven, or a covered pan basting a few times, or put it in the crockpot all day. There are other preps, but all of these are quick and easy on the prep side (longer on the cook side), and will come out looking impressive and tasting delicious! Have fun and happy eating!
    KateDinVA

    Answer by KateDinVA at 12:29 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Have you tried the beer butt chicken? You need one of those can holders to stand the chicken on, but they are tasty.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 12:29 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • all of these sound good, ill have to try a few different ideas
    martinsmom2008

    Comment by martinsmom2008 (original poster) at 12:34 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I always do mine in the oven. I rinse it and dry it, then put olive oil and rub it in. I then put lots of clubhouse veggie seasoning all over. Bake until done. Yummy!
    MommaRoxanne

    Answer by MommaRoxanne at 12:50 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I do mine in the oven and it tastes much better than crock pot chicken. I wash and dry the whole bird, place it in a 9x13 baking dish and season it with season salt, garlic salt and black pepper. No need to fill the cavity or give it any extra fat. Bake it at 350 for 2 1/2 to 3 hours and it's great. Also, when you buy whole chickens if you purchase the ones marked "tender young fryers" instead of the ones that are "roasting hens" you will get a much better tasting finished product since the chicken is not as old.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 12:57 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I always stuffed it with a typical box stuffing and put it in the crock pot with a can of cream of (whatever) soup
    so yummy and juicy.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:09 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

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