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    Chicken Lover's Ultimate Baked Chicken

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    1 hr 35 mins

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    1 hr 30 mins

    Sherry from Louisiana's Note:

    This chicken is herb seasoned and baked in a marinade. These ingredients give the chicken a very dark color but the taste is simply amazing and you will not believe how good it smells while it is baking! Succulent is the word my husband uses to describe it and he requests it quite often. My four children love it too and I have to bake two chickens each time I make it. They leave nothing but the bones! One try and it will become one of your favorites too.

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    1. 1
      Preheat your oven to 375°F.
    2. 2
      Place clean chicken in a roasting or 9x13 pan.
    3. 3
      Combine the Italian dressing, soy sauce, Worcestershire, and butter in a microwaveable bowl or small saucepan and warm until the butter is melted and the marinade is well combined.
    4. 4
      Use a baster if you have one, if not just pour the marinade inside and all over the chicken.
    5. 5
      Coat the top and sides of the chicken very well with the poultry seasoning. Next, season with the salt, pepper, basil and garlic powder. Put the bay leaves inside the cavity of the chicken.
    6. 6
      Place chicken uncovered on center rack of oven. Bake for 30 minutes then baste the chicken with the pan juices. Bake for another 30 minutes.
    7. 7
      Remove the chicken from the oven at the one hour mark and turn the chicken over in the pan. Baste the exposed underside with the pan juices and then season well with poultry seasoning, and a little sprinkle each of pepper and basil. Put the chicken back into the oven and bake for another 30 minutes. Again take out the chicken and turn it over. Depending on your oven and the exact size of your chicken it may take 15-30 minutes more for it to be done.
    8. 8
      Check for doneness at the thigh joint. No blood or redness means it is done. Do not be concerned with the dark color of the chicken at any point. It is the herbs and marinade that give it the dark color and it will not taste burned.
    9. 9
      As you serve the chicken dredge each piece in the pan juices or spoon a little of it over the piece.

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    • on April 07, 2012


      Let me just say OMG!!!! This is clearly a "10" and we only have 5 stars. I will never pay for a pre cooked chicken again (if I can help it)! This was the best chicken ever and I am not just saying that because Sherry is a dear friend of mine! The chicken was SO moist and juicy, my husband usually eats the leg quarter and this particular night I did serve him the leg quarter, however, after he finished his first plate he went back for a slice of the breast..... he said "if the dark meat is this tasty I have got to try the breast", he never eats breast meat except for in chicken salad. He also said he would eat the entire chicken, it was that good! As long as I have known Sherry, she has always loved cooking (and been good at it) and feeding her friends and of course, her family! I cannot wait to try more recipes from her collection.... This one will definitely become a family regular! I am already to purchase the next chicken. Thanks Sherry.... next!

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    • on November 29, 2010


      The seasonings on this were spot on. I changed the way we cooked it and it came out awesome. I used a smaller chicken (3 1/2 lbs.) and poured the marinade on top of the chicken in a ziplock bag and let it marinate overnight. I then plopped the chicken on top of an empty pop can filled with the leftover marinade and cooked it like beer can chicken. The marinade steamed up inside the chicken and cooked it in a little over an hour (350 for 1 hour 10 minutes on convection setting). The chicken was perfectly seasoned, juicy and had a wonderful crispy skin. Very, very good. Thanks!

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    • on April 18, 2014

      Tried this was very good think it should b 2 in a half cups of Italian dressing was better the next day I cut my chicken an put it back in the oven to crisp the skin was great

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Lover's Ultimate Baked Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (285 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 644.7
    Calories from Fat 463
    Total Fat 51.5 g
    Saturated Fat 14.5 g
    Cholesterol 148.9 mg
    Sodium 2092.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 6.9 g
    Protein 33.6 g

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