This chicken turned out great! So easy, and so moist! I purchased a pre-seasoned chicken, so didn't use the spices. Also, I covered the center hole on the bundt pan with foil to eliminate the need for a pan beneath. I cooked the chicken for 90 minutes, and the veggies weren't quite soft and the chicken not browned all the way down, but the chicken was at temperature. I turned the oven on convection and cooked it another 20 minutes. Everything was perfect, even for my fussy teenagers. Next time I will use convection the whole time, and cut the veggies a little smaller. Thanks, ElaineAnn!
This turned out great! The vegies had a rich, chicken broth flavor and the chcken itself was juicy. I have a smaller bundt pan so just used half of the vegies, but that was plenty for 2 of us. The only thing I changed other than that, was adding 4 large peeled garlic cloves. Made for Spring 2009 PAC.
Honestly, at first, I thought this recipe was weird. After reading the reviews, it started growing in me, so I decided to give it a shot. I baked the chicken (5 lbs) for 80 minutes and it turned out fabulous!! Very flavorful and moist. The vegetables were not entirely done though. Next time I will use half of the veggies to make sure all the veggies are covered by the chicken juice. Covering the center hole on the bundt pan with foil was a great move as one of the reviewers suggested. No need to use a baking sheet to catch the liquid because everything will be kept in the bundt pan. Definitely fun to serve. I am glad I tried it! Thanks for the recipe!
We loved the flavour of this chicken! It was very, very tasty & evenly cooked & very juicy! However, the vegetables just sat in the excess margarine & drippings & even after an hour & 45 minutes, they still weren't cooked through.
The chicken tasted great with the 4 spices on it. This was a fun way to fix a whole chicken. One thing the hindquarters needed extra time in the oven as my chicken was a 4 1/2 to 5 pound bird. I'd place all the veggies in the bottom of the bundt pan first. And maybe use baby carrots. Then place the chicken around the cone but keep the legs free from the veggies. This way they will get done when the rest of it does. Elaine thank you for sharing this recipe. Made for PAC Fall 2006
I decided not to do my potatoes and carrots in the pan since other reviewers mentioned that they didn't get cooked fully. This chicken is outstanding! So moist and flavorful. DH does not like chicken at all but thought this was good. As long as whole chickens are 99 cents a pound, this will be a regular meal for us.