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The Incredible 30-Minute Chicken

ShelbyShelby Holman

Our Deep Covered Baker and a flavorful seasoning mixture make this chicken easy and irresistible. This quick microwave method is a real time-saver, perfect for a weeknight meal or when a recipe calls for cooked chicken.


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servings:
Makes 4-6 servings
Time:
prep time:
10 min
total time:
40 min

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servings:
Makes 4-6 servings
Time:
prep time:
10 min
total time:
40 min

Ingredients

  • Chicken
  • 1 whole chicken (3 1/2-4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Seasoning Mixture
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
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directions

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    1. Lightly spray Deep Covered Baker with oil using Kitchen Spritzer. Remove and discard giblets and neck from chicken cavity. Rinse chicken with cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Trim excess fat using Kitchen Shears, if necessary. Tie ends of legs together with cotton string. Lift wing tips up toward neck; then tuck under back of chicken. Place chicken on cutting board; brush with oil using Chef’s Silicone Basting Brush.

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    2. For seasoning mixture, combine ingredients in Prep Bowl; mix well. Completely coat outside of chicken with seasoning mixture. Place chicken, breast side up, in baker.

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    3. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 25-30 minutes or until Pocket Thermometer registers 165°F in thickest part of breast and juices run clear. Remove from microwave. Cover with lid and let rest 10 minutes (temperature will rise to 170°F).

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    Nutrients per serving: Calories 490, Total Fat 29 g, Saturated Fat 8 g, Cholesterol 165 mg, Carbohydrate 2 g, Protein 52 g, Sodium 450 mg, Fiber 0 g

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    Variations:

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    1. Use our Pampered Pantry rubs and seasoning mixes to give alternate flavors to your chicken.

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    2. All-in-One Chicken Dinner - Prepare chicken as directed above and place in baker. Combine 1 cup each celery and carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces, and 3 cups red or russet potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces, in Classic Batter Bowl. Toss with additional seasoning, if desired. Arrange vegetables around chicken. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 35-40 minutes or until Pocket Thermometer registers 165°F in thickest part of breast and juices run clear. Remove from microwave. Cover with lid and let rest 10 minutes (temperature will rise to 170°F).

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    3. Lightened-up 30-Minute Chicken - Carefully remove skin from chicken; season as recipe directs. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 20-25 minutes or until Pocket Thermometer registers 165°F in thickest part of breast and juices run clear. Remove from microwave. Cover with lid and let rest 10 minutes (temperature will rise to 170°F).

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    Nutrients per serving: Calories 330, Total Fat 15 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 135 mg, Carbohydrate 2 g, Protein 44g, Sodium 420 mg, Fiber 0 g


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