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Just Perfect Oven-Baked Chicken

Craving perfectly juicy, golden-roasted chicken? Look no further! My secret method and this easy recipe guarantee culinary success.

preparation: 10 minutes

making: 1 hour(s) 10 minutes

total: 1 hour(s) 20 minutes

servings: 4 servings

nutrition: 518 calories per serving

cuisine: British

Ingredients

  • approx. 1.5kg medium size chicken
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • fresh rosemary, two sprigs
  • fresh parsley, a few twigs
  • 2 tbsp of runny honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp butter

If fresh rosemary and parsley are hard to find, you can easily substitute them with dried herbs.

For this recipe, you’ll also need an oven-baking bag to trap steam and create a moist cooking environment.

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Method

Preheat your oven to 180°C.

All the ingredients are gathered on the tabletop

First up, let’s whip up a delicious marinade that will infuse your chicken with juicy goodness.

Start by zesting and mincing your garlic. Then, strip the leaves from one sprig of rosemary and chop them finely with fresh parsley.

All the marinade ingredients are in a small bowl

Combine honey, salt, pepper, paprika, and turmeric in a small bowl.

Stir in the grated garlic and chopped herbs to the mixture.

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the mixture, stirring well to combine all ingredients.

Ready-made marinade in a bowl

Your marinade is all set to tenderise and flavour your chicken.

Beyond adding sweetness, the honey in the marinade acts like a magic wand, tenderising the chicken from within while coaxing a golden, crispy caramelisation on the outside.

Chicken on a tray nicely covered with the marinade

Give the chicken a flavour massage with the marinade, ensuring every nook and cranny gets a taste of deliciousness.

Tuck a fresh sprig of rosemary and a pat of butter (about 1 tablespoon) into the chicken’s cavity.

Prepared chicken awaits its baking journey, tucked inside a baking bag on a baking tray

Pop the chicken into the bag and secure it tightly.

Chicken, oven-ready

For even cooking and optimal results, position the baking bag with the chicken on the centre rack of your preheated oven. Bake for 1 hour.

Once the chicken is fully cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of a minimum of 74°C, carefully remove it from the oven.

Nicely baked chicken, straight from the oven, still in a baking bag

Carefully pierce the bag to release steam, then wait a small while.

Carefully open the bag, allowing any remaining steam to escape. Transfer the chicken back to the baking tray.

The cooked chicken, carefully removed from the baking bag, rests on a tray to cool slightly before carving

Return the chicken to the oven and broil for 5-10 minutes, or until the skin is golden brown and crispy. Watch closely to avoid burning.

Slice and serve the chicken hot, alongside your favourite side dish for a complete and satisfying meal.

Enjoy!

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