1950's Paper Bag Chicken

Kathie Carr


Yes, this recipe from the late 1950's uses a brown paper bag to hold the baking chicken. It was probably the for-runner of the reynolds plastic baking bag.

The paper bag gives the chicken a beautfil brown skin and makes it moist and delicious.

I think its probably better for us than plastic. A new paper bag is sterile and does not have the chemicals that plastic does.


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10 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


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  • 1
    whole chicken
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1
    brand new, large brown paper bag

How to Make 1950's Paper Bag Chicken


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Rinse chicken inside and out and pat dry with paper towels. Mix together spices and flavorings. Sprinkle this on chicken, both inside and out.
  2. Place chicken in bag. Roll up end tightly to seal. Place bag on cookie sheet and put in oven. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before opening. Serve hot or cold.

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About 1950's Paper Bag Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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