3 Ways to Roast a Chicken

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3 Ways to Roast a Chicken
3 Ways to Roast a Chicken
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Roasted chicken is an easy dish for both novice and veteran cooks. Preparation time is minimal. Just follow a few simple steps, which we'll outline below, and within an hour you'll have the perfect entrance to a hearty meal. There are different cooking methods, each of which takes a different time. Below, we list some of them:

Ingredients

  • A whole chicken (1, 4~1.8 kg), which may or may not be shredded;
  • Extra virgin olive oil;
  • Salt and pepper;
  • Other seasonings (optional);
  • Ceramic or metal baking pan.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Roasting a Whole Chicken

Bake a Chicken Step 1

Step 1. Preheat oven to 230 °C

If you are using a convection oven, you can set it to 218 °C.

Step 2. Rinse the chicken thoroughly with cold water

Thoroughly rinse the trunk cavity, removing the gizzards and giblets that have been left in the chicken. When finished, pat it dry with a paper towel.

Step 3. Drizzle and smear the chicken with olive oil

2 tablespoons of oil (or butter) should be enough for a 1.4 kg chicken.

Step 4. Season the outside with salt and pepper

If there are herbs (fresh or dried) that you want to add to the seasoning, do so now.

Step 5. Insert one or two lemons, cut in half, into the chicken cavity (optional)

Lemon will give the meat flavor, juiciness and perfume.

Step 6. Place the chicken on a baking sheet or in a form completely lined with aluminum foil, which will facilitate cleaning later

Step 7. Tie the chicken legs tightly together with string to help them cook faster

(Without this, the chest is ready long before the thighs and thighs, and will have dried out by the time they are good.)

Step 8. Roast the chicken for 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 200 °C

After that, bake for another 40 minutes or long enough for the bird's internal temperature to reach 80 to 82 °C.

Step 9. When finished, remove the container from the oven and cover it with aluminum foil for 15 minutes, which helps the meat retain its juices

They will be lost if the meat is sliced ​​as soon as it comes out of the oven, and it will be less juicy.

Bake a Chicken Step 10

Step 10. Enjoy

Method 2 of 3: Roasting Chicken Patches

Bake a Chicken Step 11

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 205 °C if you are using an electric oven or a conventional gas oven

If using a convection oven, preheat it to 190 °C.

Step 2. Prepare the chicken while the oven heats up

If you have a whole chicken on hand, cut it into pieces (thighs, drumsticks, breast), rinse them and pat them dry with a paper towel. If the meat is already shredded, just rinse and dry.

Step 3. Pour about 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into the pan or pan

To make cleaning easier, completely line the bottom of the pan with aluminum foil; once the chicken is done, throwing away the tinfoil is all you have to do to clean the pan

Step 4. Place the chicken cuts on the baking sheet or tin

Shake them so that they are evenly smeared with oil.

Step 5. Add spices, herbs and vegetables (optional)

You can take a simple roast chicken to another level with lemon, onion, carrots, garlic, thyme, rosemary, cayenne pepper and whatever else you want! Go through your old cookbooks looking for interesting combinations.

Step 6. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with salt, pepper and seasoning to taste

Step 7. Roast the chicken

Place uncovered container in preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes. After that, reduce the temperature by 30 °C and leave for another 30 minutes.

Step 8. Check the point of the meat approximately five minutes before the estimated time for the end of the preparation

Spike the pieces with a fork - the meat will be ready if it releases a translucent juice. If not, return them to the oven and check them again in five minutes.

Step 9. After removing the chicken from the oven, let it sit for five minutes

This time allows the meat to reabsorb juices - which leaves it moist and tender rather than dry.

Bake a Chicken Step 20

Step 10. Enjoy

Method 3 of 3: Roasting a Flat Chicken

Bake a Chicken Step 21

Step 1. Open and spread the chicken

The Portuguese chicken (or flattened) is made by removing the spine of the bird, and this is then flattened in the roasting pan. It is a faster preparation method than the traditional one. Due to the uniformity with which the meat receives heat, it is believed that the Portuguese chicken is more succulent.

Bake a Chicken Step 22

Step 2. Preheat oven to 230 °C

If you are using a convection oven, you can set it to 218 °C.

Step 3. Rinse the chicken thoroughly with cold water

Thoroughly rinse the trunk cavity, removing the gizzards and giblets that have been left in the chicken. When finished, pat it dry with a paper towel.

Step 4. Start cutting

Place the chicken breast down on the cutting board.

  1. Using kitchen scissors, make a cut along one side of the chicken's spine, from top to bottom.
  2. Redo the cut along the other side of the spine, also running the bird from top to bottom, and remove the spine.
  3. Open the bird like a book and locate the carina, a cartilaginous-looking bone, similar to a large tooth, that it has in the center of its chest.
  4. Cut the membrane that holds the carina and, inserting two fingers under it, remove it.
  5. Turn the chicken over and spread it out like a butterfly, with its thighs facing you.

    Step 5. Place it on a baking sheet or tin (which can be lined with aluminum foil if you want to make cleaning easier)

    Step 6. Drizzle and smear the chicken with olive oil

    2 tablespoons of oil (or butter) should be enough for a 1.4 kg chicken.

    Step 7. Season the outside with salt and pepper

    If there are herbs (fresh or dried) that you want to add to the seasoning, do so now.

    Step 8. Roast the chicken for 45 minutes at 230 °C, or long enough for the internal temperature to reach 80~82 °C

    Step 9. When finished, remove the container from the oven and cover it with aluminum foil for 10 to 15 minutes, which helps the meat retain its juices

    They will be lost if the meat is sliced ​​right after it comes out of the oven, and it will be less juicy.

    Bake a Chicken Step 30

    Step 10. Enjoy

    Tips

    To simplify dinner preparation even further, roast chicken pieces with tubers (such as onions, potatoes or carrots). Drizzle them with oil (the same way you did the chicken). In order for them to cook evenly, the slices must be similar in size

    Notices

    • Clean surfaces that have come in contact with meat with a bactericidal cleaner and disposable paper towels.
    • Never use tissue to dry the chicken.
    • When handling chicken meat, take all necessary precautions to avoid salmonella contamination.
    • Use disposable paper towels.
    • Do not place vegetables and other foods that you are going to prepare on the same board on which you cut the chicken.

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