Chicken is a versatile delicious food choice and is loved the world over. It is well loved by many that there are more than a hundred ways to cook chicken. However, most of the time, you find chicken cooked and served as a fried delicacy. Frying chicken may not always be the best and healthiest option, though it is one of the tastiest ways of cooking it. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative then why not check out the different easy ways to bake chicken.
Among the various easy ways to bake chicken, you’ll find that you’ll basically just need a few things. First, obviously, would be the chicken you’ll be having. You’ll also need your seasoning like salt and pepper. To add flavor you’ll need some herbs like thyme or rosemary. Sometimes you might also need to prepare a marinade though that is optional. You’ll need some oil/non-stick spray, a meat thermometer, and a roasting pan.
You’ll find a common pattern among the many easy ways to bake chicken. You will basically get the chicken ready for the oven, which means cleaning it up and adding your seasoning and herbs. Next you’ll get the oven ready and prepare other things you might need to start baking. Then you proceed to bake your chicken followed by checking to see whether it’s cooked or not.
For our sample recipes, here are a couple of easy ways to bake chicken that you can start with. You’ll be basically following the steps we outlined above with some changes depending on which of the easy ways to bake chicken you follow. You might also be required to add several other ingredients not mentioned earlier.
Chicken A La Greque
Ingredients: 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 tablespoon oregano, 1 three-pound chicken cut into pieces, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
Procedure: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix your pepper and oregano and rub your seasons onto your cleaned chicken. Arrange your seasoned chicken on a baking dish. Mix olive oil and some lemon juice and pour the mixture over the chicken. Bake the whole thing for 40 minutes until the chicken is tender.
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 clove of crushed garlic, 1/4 teaspoon oregano dried, 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
Procedure: Mix all the ingredients in a dish. Turn the chicken over several times until it is well coated. Cover the dish and refrigerate for eight to 12 hours. Turn the chicken over occasionally while in the fridge. Preheat oven up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Line your baking sheet using foil and place your chicken on it. Place your chicken in the oven and reduce the heat down to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake your chicken for 45 minutes or until the chicken is tender.
You can start with these two simple and easy ways to bake chicken. You can even be creative and add other ingredients to your baked chicken dish.