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down & dirty crispy baked chicken

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

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.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For down & dirty crispy baked chicken

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

How To Make down & dirty crispy baked chicken

  • 1
  • 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.
  • 14
  • 15
    Allow to rest for 20 minutes, and then carve and serve. Enjoy
  • 16
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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