How to Cook Baked Chicken
Thanks to the invention of oven which are inevitably putting the bakery business in the shadow because now with the invention of the internet and such technological equipment, you can produce all the bakery at your home without much of a hassle. I remember the time when we use to wonder how the exuberant bakeries make their infamous baked chicken which were sold in a humongous amount to the masses. All credit to the World Wide Web and kitchen appliances of the 21st century, I don’t need to fancy these bakeries anymore because I can make the same (and yes even better and more delicious baked chicken sitting at my home). So if you are a bachelor like me who does not have a wife to bake a delicious chicken for him, you really don’t need to worry after going through this article.
Baking is like broiling or roasting in that the chicken is cooked in a preheated stove. Roasting includes the cooking of an entire chicken whereas baking for the most part includes the cooking of chicken pieces. The pieces can be of numerous varieties such as flayed, skin-on, boneless or bone-in.
By and large baked chicken has a covering used to it before the baking process. There are a wide range of coatings utilized, for example, a blend of herbs, breadcrumbs and sauces. The chicken can likewise have different other fixings ingredients prepared with it, for example, potatoes and vegetables. One important thing to remember is that the raw chicken that is used in this process must be baked until the juices run clear initially when the chicken is pierced. The approximate time the chicken will most probably take to bake is dependent on the amount of chicken along with other alternative and additional entities which are being cooked at the time such as the vegetable add on etc. If some pieces finish cooking before others, they can be removed from the oven and kept warm by placing aluminum foil loosely over them.
Without much ado, I will end your curiosity by showing you in detail how you can make a taste bud tantalizing baked chicken with a few veggies as well (for the diet conscious ones, haha).
Ingredients and Procedure:
- Defrost the raw chicken
Based on the size of the raw chicken you are preferably using, it can take up to a couple of hours to a day, in order to defrost the chicken. I personally advise you that whenever the chicken is defrosted, you should not wait even a second to cook the chicken because delaying it can spoil the chicken as the bacteria and mycelium can form a layer around it and you might end up having food poisoning.
- Preheat the chicken up to 323 degree Celsius in the oven (Depending on the size of the chicken)
- Remove the unnecessary parts of the chicken like the neck, and the giblets from the chicken cavity. You can on the other hand use them as well if you want to make a gravy of them.
- Choose what seasoning you will preferably use on the chicken.
Now in this procedure, a bit of your artistic and aesthetic capabilities also come in handy. Seasoning isn’t prohibited or confined to one entity or boundary but you can form any seasoning you want of your choice such as regional aromatics, fruits and vegetable according to your taste and choice.
You can try lemon garlic or lemon pepper chicken which requires lemons, onions and garlic, mainly considered as the staples of the aromatic that inevitably help season the chicken deliciously. These ingredients can be used to season the chicken on the exterior as well as the cavity of the chicken.
If you are a carnivorous and a herbivorous as well then trying herb seasoning is the best solution for you. You can use various varieties such as sage, rosemary, mint and lemon etc. On the other hand if you live in an area where you do not have direct access to these fresh natural herbs then you can alternatively use Italian or poultry seasoning too which is fruitful as well.
On the chance that if you are a lover of spicy cuisines then Spanish and Mexican flavors are your thing. Chili pepper, paprika, garlic or cayenne will probably make your chicken good and spicy. You can also use the pre seasoned extra meat for tacos and shawarmas for extra food entities.
- Slice your aromatics
You can slice 1 to 2 lemons in half to place inside the chicken cavity. Cut up the onions into quarters and peel the garlic cloves in to the same dish you are using.
- Mix the chicken rub
Combine 2 table spoons of melted butter with ½ table spoons of salt and 1 table spoon of fresh herbs.
Rub the mixture on the exterior of the chicken, along with the interior cavity as well so that the whole of the chicken is covered with the mixture.
- Toss the lemons, onions and garlic with salt and pepper inside the cavity of the chicken. Make sure any ingredient isn’t falling out of the cavity.
- Place the chicken on the roasting plate of the oven and put the plate inside to roast the chicken at 232 degree Celsius for 15-20 minutes. This procedure actually turns the chicken brown and seals the juices in.
- After that procedure turn the oven heat down to 190 degree celcius for one and a half hour (depending upon the mass of the chicken used)
- Remove the rack from the oven
Post the above mentioned procedure, pull the rack out of the oven and let the chicken cool. You should be careful here as not to touch the chicken with bare hands as it will be steaming hot and you can cause yourself an injury.
- Place the chicken inside a hot pot or place an aluminum foil over it in order to keep the chicken warm.
- Serve it with soft drinks and fries!