Chicken is one of the ingredients that can be used when preparing dishes that are rich in protein. To ensure that the dish is healthy and hearty, you can cook the fowl by baking. To make the dish healthier, flavorful as well as tastier, you can add vegetables and sauces in the dish. If you want to know how to bake a whole chicken, below are some of the easy-to-learn recipes that use the fowl as main ingredient.
Baked Whole Chicken Marinated with Spices
For this scrumptious dish, it is important that you have the key ingredients, namely a whole chicken, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, two teaspoons garlic paste, two teaspoons ginger paste and four tablespoons lime juice. If you want to improve the flavor of the dish, you should have ½ teaspoon of mixed spices, which include cloves, black cardomon, star aniseed, cinnamon, cardomon and cloves. Aside from these ingredients, you should have a teaspoon of pepper powder, a teaspoon of cumin powder, two teaspoons of chili powder and a teaspoon of turmeric powder.
Wash the chicken and dry. Spread turmeric on each side of the meat. Set aside. Mix the seasonings and other remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Coat the fowl with the mixture. Put the fowl in a baking dish. Brush butter on the chicken
Place the dish in an oven that was preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook chicken for 45 minutes. Cook the other side of the fowl for another 45 minutes. Serve immediately.
Simple Baked Whole Chicken
The ingredients for this healthy and luscious entrée include a whole chicken, 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves and 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon. If you want to improve the taste of the dish, add two teaspoons of salt, five garlic cloves, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg and a teaspoon of white sugar in the ingredients.
Crush garlic cloves. Mix the cloves, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice in a medium size bowl. Spread the mixture onto chicken. Cover the meat with aluminum foil. Place it inside the refrigerator for a day.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Put garlic in the chicken cavity to make it more enticing. Place the meat in a shallow baking dish. Put inside the oven and cook for 15 minutes. Lower the heat setting to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the meat for half hour. Remove the chicken from the oven when the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Set aside for 20 minutes. Garnish with chopped celery. Serve immediately.