Bake Chicken in an Easy Way

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Chicken is a delicious, nutritious and versatile choice when it comes to organising a menu. You may cook chicken in a variety of ways, but one of the simplest and healthiest techniques is to bake it. You may bake an entire chicken, or if you are short on time, chicken parts such as breasts, thighs, legs, and wings will be all right.

What Will You Need?
About 2 to 3 lb chicken, cut up
Freshly ground salt and pepper
Dried or fresh herbs like rosemary, tarragon, thyme, or oregano
Marinade (optional)
Olive oil or non-stick cooking spray
Roasting pan
Meat thermometer

Preparing the Chicken for the Oven

First thing you should always do before you prepare chicken is to clean the chicken then pat it gently, until dry. If you are going to use a marinade, you will be required to marinate your chicken the night before. A great marinade to use is Italian dressing. Place the chicken in a shallow bowl or plastic bag with a zip-lock, and pour the marinade or Italian dressing over the pieces. lock tightly and marinate the night before in the fridge.

Getting Ready to Cook

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Take your roasting pan and coat lightly with olive oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray. take the chicken out of the marinade if you have use one, and place the chicken skin side up in the roasting pan. Sprinkle salt and pepper as well as any of the other herbs you would like to use. If you are using a marinade, you will not need to season the chicken so much.

Cooking the Chicken

Place the chicken into the oven and bake for 50 minutes. Do not conceal the chicken. To check whether it is done or not, use a meat thermometer to ascertain the temperature. If you are cooking chicken breasts, the thermometer should read 170ºF, and for thighs, it should read 180ºF. Always ensure that you insert the meat thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken.

Ensuring That Your Chicken is Ready To Eat

Consuming pink chicken that is uncooked is not recommended. If you are still unsure whether your chicken is completely cooked or not, use a knife and cut through the thickest part of the chicken. When the juices flow clear and the meat is no longer pink, your chicken is ready to serve.

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