How to Microwave a Whole Chicken

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Using kitchen shears or a sharp knife, remove most of the skin from the chicken. This is easier than it sounds, especially with scissors.
  • Place chicken breast side up in a microwavable pan (Pyrex is great).
  • Mix salt and spices and rub all over the outer surfaces of the chicken.
  • Place onion inside cavity (be sure to remove the gizzard bag first!).
  • Set microwave power on 70% (or medium high).
  • Microwave for about 10 minutes per pound, so 35 minutes for a 3.5 lb bird, 50 minutes for a 5 lb-er, etc.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting, then enjoy! Do make sure the breast meat closest to the bone is cooked; the legs will be done before the center.
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