Mom’s Simple Baked Chicken

by Josh on October 24, 2011

When I was young, probably eight or nine, my mom taught me to bake a chicken. I learned that chicken whole chicken is cheap, easy to cook and can feed a family of four (or in my case a family of 3 that eat for 6). Yet I find that many people don’t cook whole chickens. It does take a bit of time, but once in the oven it is hands off.

Idiom #1: Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS).

All you need:

  • Whole Chicken
  • 1/2 of an Onion
  • 2 pieces of Garlic
  • Half a stick of Butter
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper

Step One:
Chop up onion and smash the garlic

Step Two:
Cut excess fat off chicken and butter it up!
Use room temperature butter and rub the chicken, push butter under the skin, and put a few chunks inside the carcass.

Step Three:
Add the onion and garlic to the inside of the chicken. Then shake the garlic salt and pepper on to the skin.

Step Four:
Put the chicken a, 350F, preheated oven. Usually three pounds of chicken takes an hour and a half. You can scale up or down: plus or minus 15 minutes per 1/2 pound.

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