Make The Perfect Baked Chicken For Your Family

Impress your family and friends with this Baked Chicken Recipe!

1.    Prepare the following ingredients: 1 chicken whole or cut up, olive oil, salt and pepper, fresh or dried herbs of your choice, carrots, garlic, onions and your choice of wine.

2.    Clean the chicken by removing all of the giblets inside of the cavity of the chicken. Rinse the chicken after with tap water and pat dry using kitchen towels.

3.    Season the outside of the chicken with salt and pepper and place inside a baking dish. Rub the chicken with a little bit of olive oil to crisp up the outside while leaving the inside tender and moist.

4.    Place the chicken inside the oven and bake without any cover for an hour to an hour and a half or until the skin of the chicken is golden brown and the meat is cooked through. One way to test if this simple baked chicken recipe is done is to shake hands with the thighs of the chicken. If the thighs feel firm and meaty, your chicken is done.

5.    Other ways to check if the chicken is finished baking is through the use of instant red meat thermometer. The internal temperature that tells you a baked chicken is done is 170 degrees for the breast meat and 18i0 for the thighs.

6.    After taking out your chicken from the oven, make sure you allow it to rest before you carve it.

7.    You can make a little sauce to go with your baked chicken by deglazing your pan with your choice of wine, about a cup, and adding in some vegetables like carrots, garlic, onions, and fresh or dried herbs.