Easy Roast Chicken – a tender, juicy, and flavorful chicken is super easy and ready in no time!
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Do you have your menu planned already? Do you have the same thing every year, so there is not thought involved? My parents are visiting this year, so you can bet it will be the traditional fare that we have always had. My dad is very traditional about Thanksgiving, and doesn’t want to change it up. What I am hoping is that I can at least convince my dad to cook the turkey in a different way this year. Cross your fingers I can win that battle!
Today I am teaming up with a great group of bloggers and Charbroil to bring you the Big Easy Oil-Less Turkey Fryer. Honestly I was a little skeptical of this thing at first. But it is kind of amazing. Obviously given the name, there is no oil involved. So clean up is a lot easier. Plus their are no open flames, so no one is going to blow up their garage with it. But you still get the super crispy skin and tender, juicy meat. It cooks by infrared heat, so it locks in the flavor and keeps the food super moist. But it is so much more than just a turkey fryer. You can do just about any meat in here (I did an Easy Roast Chicken), and I have even seen people using it for baking! Check out the Community Recipe Page for lots more recipes.
When you are planning your Thanksgiving dinner this year, there is no harm in switching it up and going with this Easy Roast Chicken. Or you could use this same recipe on a turkey. The butter and seasonings give the meat a lot of flavor and give the skin that nice golden color. And today you have the chance to win your very own Big Easy!! We are giving away 3 Oil-less Turkey Fryers complete with a custom cover and a 22-piece Big Easy accessory set! Enter in the widget below the recipe.
- 1 whole chicken (approximately 5 pounds)
- 3 Tbls butter , softened
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp fresh parsley , chopped
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- Salt and pepper
- Combine butter with Italian seasoning, parsley, and garlic. Using your fingers spread all over chicken, including under the skin. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place in Big Easy Oil-less Turkey Fryer. Cook for approximately 15 minutes per pound.
- Remove from fryer and let sit in basket for 15 minutes. Once the basket is able to be handled, remove chicken and slice to serve.
If you do not have a Big Easy you can place a a baking sheet (with sides) in a 450 degree oven and cook for about the same time.
Insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken. The chicken is done when it reads 165 degrees.
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**I was compensated for my time to create this recipes. Charbroil sent be a Big Easy to use for the recipe. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.