One Sunday I thawed a whole roaster chicken for dinner but got caught up in my afternoon activities and got home with only an hour to get the thing cooked. A quick google search proved that you can, indeed, quickly cook a whole chicken in the microwave. I have done this twice now, and in all honesty it yields more tender and juicy chicken than when I roast them in the oven LOL. Another added bonus is that the skin is removed (it gets gooey, I'm told) so the fat/cholesterol is significantly reduced. Give it a try--you may have found a new item for your "gotta get dinner done quickly" toolbox! Also, feel free to change up the spices based on your mood!!