The chicken, baked in the oven entirely - the most favorite and tasty roast poultry, despite its simplicity in cooking. Fried chicken like almost everyone, so you should learn how to cook it properly. A few important points for cooking poultry. Firstly, a chicken weighing 1-2 kilograms is best suited for roasting. Secondly, we need culinary splits, since the chicken must be tied so that all its parts are cooked evenly. Thirdly, good spices and high-quality butter, these ingredients will provide a great roast flavor and a brown crust.
And in order to keep juices that stand out from any meat under the influence of temperature, put a baking tray with vegetables under the grill with chicken - you are provided with not only an amazing roast, but a side dish of baked vegetables to it.
- Cooking time: 1 hour 25 minutes
- Servings: 6
Ingredients for whole oven baked chicken
- chicken weighing 1.5-2 kg;
- 1-2 sprigs of rosemary;
- chili peppers;
- 1-2 heads of garlic;
- dried marjoram;
- 50 g butter;
- carrots, potatoes for garnish;
- salt, culinary splits.
Method of cooking chicken baked in the oven entirely
Prepare the chicken carcass. Remove the insides, cut off excess fat, wash the chicken well with running water, then dry it with a paper towel to remove moisture.
Rub the chicken carcass from the outside with plain salt and from the inside with a mixture of salt and marjoram. Put inside the carcass 1-2 sprigs of rosemary.
We cut the lemon with the peel in small slices, peel the chilli peppers, cut the seeds and membranes, cut them into rings, disassemble the heads of garlic. Put inside the carcass lemon, pepper and garlic cloves in the husk. When the chicken is ready, you can remove the cloves of garlic, they will be very soft and garlic can be simply spread on a slice of bread.
Tuck the skin near the throat and the wings down under the carcass. We take the culinary twine, we twine the carcass around the breast with the twine, we braid the eight around the legs, tighten and tie a knot or bow. Chicken tail can be tied to the legs, but I prefer to leave a hole open so that the heat of the oven can penetrate the inside of the chicken.
We grease the chicken with butter, during baking, the butter will melt and the chicken will turn golden.
Chop large vegetables for a side dish. Choose them to your taste, I love the traditional set - young carrots, potatoes and onions. Place vegetables in a deep baking sheet of thick metal, add vegetable oil, salt and spices to taste. Top set grill with chicken. During baking, the juice that comes out of the bird will drain on the vegetables and they will become incredibly tasty.
We heat the oven to 200-210 degrees Celsius. Put the chicken with vegetables on an average level, cook for about 1 hour. If you have a kitchen thermometer, the chicken is ready when the temperature reaches 75 degrees in the thickest part of the carcass.
Well, if there is no thermometer, then you will have to rely on the feeling and appearance of the finished dish.
Some hot water can be added to a baking tray with vegetables to prevent the vegetables from burning.