Oven Baked Chicken
Servings: 6 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 60-90 minutes
About this Recipe
Oven baked chicken is one of the laziest dinners we make in our house and is also one of the most economical and versatile! There is something to be said for making a simple meal...
✓ 1 whole chicken (about 5 lbs) ✓ 1 medium onion (chopped roughly) ✓ 1 small lemon (optional) ✓ 1 teaspoon sea salt ✓ 1 teaspoon chili powder (mild-medium) ✓ 1 teaspoon turmeric ✓ 1/2 teaspoon black pepper ✓ 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or granulated garlic) ✓ 1/2 teaspoon paprika
✓ Preheat oven to 375° ✓ Rinse chicken, remove giblets and drain liquid from cavity ✓ Cut chicken in half on the breast side, leave spine intact ✓ Combine garlic powder, paprika, chili powder and turmeric in a small bowl, mix gently with fork until combined ✓ Sprinkle seasoning evenly on both sides ✓ Place in a 9"x13" glass baking pan, skin/spine side up, completely flattened ✓ Quarter your lemon and onion, squeeze lemon juice from wedges over chicken ✓ Place onions and lemon wedges under the chicken, place a few onions on the chicken if you wish ✓ Bake covered with foil (sealing it around the edges of the baking pan) for at least 1 hr, then check. ✓ Uncover and cook additionally until finished, checking every 15 minutes. ✓ Check with a meat thermometer and when thickest part is at 165 degrees Fahrenheit/75 Celsius it is safe to eat
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