Spicing a chicken
What spices do you use to enhance the flavor of a chicken? Today, I will be showing you the spices that I used to enhance the flavor of a chicken I just prepared.
While I love to cook, sometimes I just need tiny moments for myself, and preparing a chicken just as I did today gave me that. Because all you have to do is sprinkle three unique seasonings on the raw chicken, then place it in an oven-safe pan, and bake it in the oven for a couple of hours. So, while the chicken is cooking, you'll have time to accomplish other things around the house. There's no measuring involved and hardly any dirty dishes to wash afterward. That is unless you plan to prepare a lot of side dishes to go with the meal. Today, I will be making a salad to go with our meal.
Chicken is something that I prepare a lot of in my kitchen. I prefer buying a whole chicken over selecting pre-cut pieces of chicken. It is cheaper to buy a whole chicken than to purchase it pre-cut in select pieces, and once it's prepared, it simply tastes better to me.
In preparation today, I sprinkled the spices on the chicken. Therefore, I didn't measure anything.
- Weber Roasted Garlic & Herb seasoning
- Marshalls Creek Spices- Soul Seasoning
- Lawry's Smoked Paprika
- 1 whole chicken
Generally, I use chives, cracked black pepper, seasoning salt, paprika, and fresh garlic for seasoning chicken. However, all of those ingredients weren't necessarily needed today. Because all of those ingredients are already in the seasonings that I used.
After I sprinkled the seasonings on the chicken, I placed it in an oven-safe Pyrex dish. Then I put the chicken in a preheated 375 F degrees oven to bake.
The chicken I prepared today was six pounds, and it took approximately two and a half hours of cooking time.