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
Chop up onion and smash the garlic
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.
Add the onion and garlic to the inside of the chicken. Then shake the garlic salt and pepper on to the skin.
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.