Give me your best (whole) chicken recipe

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by havi, May 3, 2009.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Okay well as much as I would like to I just can not bring myself to butcher my own chickens. So I still buy mine at the store. This week our grocery store has whole chickens on sale for $.59 a pound. I am going to stock up on these. So Im looking for some recipes that use whole chickens. Its just me and hubby, but DH can almost finish off the bird my himself. So there are normally no leftovers. I dont know where his skinny butt puts it all. [​IMG]

    What are some dinners that you fix using chicken and the sides that go with them?

  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Two things I do that are easy and quick since I work full time are:

    Puncture a whole lemon with a fork multiple times - squeeze some of the juice over the outside of the chicken and then place the entire lemon inside the chicken's cavity, sprinkle chicken with a coating of lemon pepper.

    Put in crockpot on low and leave all day til dinner. Serve with asparagus or broccoli and summer squash with onions baked in foil. (or at least that's what I like to serve it with)

    another quicky is to wash the chicken, put it in the crockpot and dump an entire bottle of barbeque sauce over it. Cook all day on low.
  3. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    In a small bowl I make this concoction.....

    Chopped Lemon Rind
    Course Salt
    Cracked Black Pepper
    Chopped Rosemary
    Olive Oil

    Rub down the bird with olive oil and the juice of the lemon. Take the mixture above and rub into the entire chicken inside and out with your hands.

    Put what is left of the lemon inside the cavity. (Got that trick from Emeril) He says it infused the chicken with the lemon flavor. Also throw a stalk of rosemary in the cavity if you have it.

    Bake in the oven with tin foil but take the foil off the last 10 minutes or so to brown the top. I even do this to turkey sometimes too.
  4. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    I have the NuWave oven that works great for whole chickens. We use the Lemon Pepper. Curry or some type of Poultry Seasoning. Ready in less then an one hour fresh, 1 1/2 hr. frozen (give or take)

    I'm definitely going to try the lemon inside with lemon pepper. Sounds yummy.
  5. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I love the lemon chicken. I use it all the time, but mostly with chicken breasts. I use fresh lemons and fresh ground pepper and bake. DH turned his nose up at first, but when he tasted it, he loved it. Now he'll even ask when the next time we're having it. I love BBQ so I will use that one as well. Maybe even make shredded sandwiches with that one.

    Ouuh Biddie that sounds great! I might try that one tomorrow night. I love cooking with my fresh rosemary. Ive used one where I use rosemary and sliced onions. Comes out tasting great.

  6. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    If you are a chicken breast lover, gently separate the breast skin, then push some chunks of butter up under it, along with S&P and herbs of choice, or just butter mashed with your favorite seasoning salt or seasoning mix. Stick a couple of celery stalks, and an onion chunked up into a few pieces, maybe lemon rind or garlic cloves if you like, in the cavity, along with an herb or two if you wish. Roast, tented with foil, then take the tent off for browning when nearly done.
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
  8. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    You might want to look up the 30 Cloves of garlic chicken receipe. It is real easy and you can use many type of other herbs with it. I like the thyme and lemon with the 30 cloves. The are whole cloves not chopped.
  9. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    Rosemary Chicken
    Give that chicken a rub-down with canola or olive oil. Seperate the skin and rub some underneath. Cut fresh rosemary leaves and slip them under the skin and salt/pepper the top.

    Bake at 300. When the chicken has that glorious sun-tan, cover with foil tightly and cook slowly (time depending upon chicken size) or slip into the crock pot to slow cook.

    When the leg will break easily away from the body, you're done.

    Slow cooked chicken is the best.

  10. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    I usually rinse and pat dry a whole chicken and sit it in my roasting pan.

    I stab holes all throughout the chicken.

    Run my hands between the skin and meat and stuff with the olive oil mixture.

    Then drizzle olive oil on top with a little more of the mixture and some salt n pepper.

    I sometimes like to cut up a lemon and orange and stuff the cavity of the chicken as well.

    I will cut up potatoes, carrots, and onions and spread around the chicken in the roasting pan.

    Bake until golden brown. You can drizzle a little honey over the chicken after it is done too and that is great!!

    Olive Oil Mixture:
    Olive Oil
    Fresh Rosemary
    Fresh Lemon Thyme, juice, or grated rind
    Dash of salt N pepper

    I occasionally use fresh garlic in this recipe.

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