Down & Dirty Crispy Baked Chicken

Andy Anderson !


This is similar to a French chicken-in-a-pot, but with different spices, and cooked at a higher temperature. The result is an amazing flavorful chicken, crispy skin, and perfectly cooked veggies.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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20 Min
2 Hr



  • 5 lb
    whole chicken, giblets removed
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion, thickly sliced
  • 4 medium
    carrots cut on the bias into 1-inch slices
  • 4 small
    golden potatoes, quartered
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 10 sprig(s)
    fresh thyme
  • 1 medium
    lemon, quartered
  • 5 clove
  • 3 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin

How to Make Down & Dirty Crispy Baked Chicken


  2. Gather your ingredients.
  3. Place a rack in the bottom position, and preheat the oven to 425f (220c).
  4. Rinse and pat dry the chicken.
  5. Add salt and pepper to the cavity.
  6. Add the thyme, lemon, and garlic to the cavity.
  7. Rub the butter over the outside of the chicken.
  8. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper.
  9. Truss the chicken.
  10. Add the onion, carrots, and potatoes to the bottom of a Dutch oven.
  11. Toss with the olive oil, and more salt and pepper.
  12. Add the chicken to the top of the veggies.
  13. Place in the oven, and cook until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165f (74c), about 1.5 to 2 hours.
  15. Allow to rest for 20 minutes, and then carve and serve. Enjoy
  16. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Down & Dirty Crispy Baked Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

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