Chicken is one of the favourite food products for millions of people around the globe. It is important to understand that one cannot rely completely on a single recipe each time one feels like indulging in chicken. For this, various chefs and food reviewers have given options of dishes and recipes in which chicken can be cooked in a perfect manner. Among such dishes and recipes, roasted chicken is quite in demand not in one but in most of the regions around the globe. However, it is not possible to go out and invest in roasted chicken each time and will call for not only a lot of investment but also does not guarantee hygiene and health.
What if you get a simple and easy recipe of roasted chicken to prepare it conveniently at home? The guide below has a recipe for juicy roasted chicken that you can make at home and enjoy with your close ones. It also ensures good hygiene and health. Check out how to make the roasted chicken and try it out to get successful results.
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Juicy Roasted Chicken
- Whole Chicken: 1, 3 pounds, giblets removed
- Margarine: ½ cup
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Onion Powder: to taste, approximately 1 teaspoon
- Celery Stalks: 1 (leaves removed)
Method to Prepare Roast Chicken:
The first things first, preheat the oven to about 350 degree F which is about 175 degree C. Next you need to pay attention to preparing the chicken till the step you need to put it into the oven.
Take a roasting pan and place the entire chicken on it. This should be followed by a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper on the chicken inside and out. Make sure you use it properly so that the taste is not bland when you roast the chicken and eat it. Now use the onion powder in the same way on the chicken and sprinkle this in and out as well.
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In the chicken cavity, use about 2-3 tablespoons of margarine. The rest of the margarine should be used in dollops on the outside of the chicken wherever you think it needs to be put. Make sure you arrange them in an organized way. The celery stalk should now be cut into 2-3 pieces and then placed inside the chicken cavity.
The chicken is ready to be roasted now. This chicken should be put in the already preheated oven for about one hour and 15 minutes. The temperature should be set at about 180 degree F/82 degree Celsius. Once the chicken cooks and roasts properly, the next is to take it out slowly from the oven.
The roasted juicy chicken should now be basted with melted margarine and the drippings. Now cover the entire chicken well with an aluminium foil and let it rest for the next 30 minutes before you plan to serve it to your guests. It is definitely going to give them a reason to enhance their taste buds.
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Tips to Remember:
1. Make sure that the chicken that is used is completely fresh to get the desired results.
2. The margarine should be of good quality to get the best taste on the chicken roasting.
3. The oven should be preheated or else the chicken will remain semi cooked from the core.
4. It is a work of patience and you need to let the chicken cook for at least an hour. Opening the oven again and again will give you negative outcomes. It will also hamper the cooking process and the heating process of the oven.