A delicate aroma, crisp, soft meat – these are the qualities for which a chicken baked in the oven has won a large number of fans. Chicken dishes are easy to cook. Chicken meat, unlike pork and beef, refers to dietary products, so delicious food will also be healthy.
Chicken meat is often used in the diet of those who suffer from gout, peptic ulcer, diabetes mellitus and polyarthritis for the consumption of a daily protein norm low in calories and substances that are undesirable for use in connection with these diseases. Doctors also recommend chicken to older people. Particular attention should be paid to chicken products for people who are professionally involved in sports. The younger the chicken, the softer and healthier its meat. This product is not only tasty but also, thanks to the protein, has a positive effect on the nervous system. Also protein is a building material for muscles and body tissues. Especially important is the intake of a sufficient amount of protein at a young age.
If you’re already inspired, we recommend you to consider these simple recipes for baked chicken.
Honey and Soy Glazed Chicken
For an unforgettable taste, wash the chicken thoroughly inside and out, then dry it with a paper towel. Rub it with salt and black pepper. Mix 3.4 us fl oz (100 ml) of yogurt without additives with paprika and hot pepper, grease the chicken and let it marinate for 2 hours.
Prepare the glaze: combine 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of narsharab, 3 tablespoons of honey and mix. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the zest of lemon or lime, you can put juice instead of zest. Bring the glaze to a boil and boil for a couple of minutes.
Preheat the oven to 356 °F or 180 °C (if the chicken is small, then 320 °F or 160 °C will be enough). Put the chicken on a baking sheet, immediately place the side dish (for example potato and broccoli) and bake for 60-80 minutes. You may leave small potatoes whole and large ones cut into 4 pieces into slices.
Increase the temperature to 428 °F (220 °C), grease the chicken with glaze every 5 minutes until it acquires a caramel color.
The dish is ready!
Simple recipe for baked chicken with garlic Sause
The main advantage of this recipe is quick and easy cooking. For its implementation, in addition to chicken, you will need sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, garlic and black pepper to taste.
Before you put the chicken in a form or a pan, it must be cut along the spine. This is done so that the part where a large amount of meat is concentrated (for example, legs, and breasts) is on the top of the dish, and the chicken is baked evenly on all sides and inside. Lubricate the baking container with plenty of sunflower oil and lay the bird on it. Now you can start cooking glaze from mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, pepper and chopped garlic. Mayonnaise and sour cream need to take a couple of spoons. Profusely fudged chicken goes to the oven. Cooking time 50-60 minutes. If the oven has a convection function, the cooking temperature should be 374 °F or 190 ° C, without convection – 410 °F or 210⁰С.
Chicken Baked with Pears
Pears give the chicken a light sweetness and produce a lot of juice to make the meat even softer.
For the perfect combination of flavors, it is recommended to prepare the following products:
- 70.5 oz or 2 kg of chicken
- 5 small pears
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper
Wash and dry the chicken. Rub thoroughly with salt and pepper inside and out. Make the chicken sauce. Combine soy sauce, vegetable oil, balsamic and mustard. Smear the baking dish with vegetable oil and put 1-1.5 pears into slices on the bottom.
Fill the chicken with slices of peeled pear core, about 2 pieces. Tie legs and wings together with cooking or silicone thread. Put the chicken in a baking dish. Slices of the remaining pears around the chicken. Using a cooking brush, grease the chicken with about 1/3 of the sauce. Put the chicken weighing 70.5 oz in the oven for 20 minutes at a temperature of 392 °F or 200 °C, then reduce the temperature to 302 °F (150 °C) and bake another 60 minutes. If the chicken is less weight, then reduce the baking time at 302 °F (150 °C) for 10-20 minutes. In the process of baking chicken, grease the remaining sauce 2-3 times more.
Chicken in Orange Marinade
This simple recipe for baked chicken is for lovers of a crisp and sweet-sour taste. To prepare this dish, you need to use marinade based on orange juice with the addition of thyme and piquant filling based on a crushed baguette.
Take one chicken, 0.35 oz or 10 g of fresh thyme, salt, 1 orange, 3.5 oz or 100 g baguette, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 4 pieces green onion with feathers, 1/2 teaspoon of orange zest, 2-3 tablespoons of sour cream.
Salt and pepper the chicken, pour the orange juice, sprinkle with thyme. Cover with foil and leave for 2 hours.
While the chicken is pickled, make the filling. Grind all the ingredients for the filling into crumbs using a blender. Drain the chicken marinade, add sour cream and mix. Stuff the chicken with the bread mixture. Brush the chicken with orange and sour cream. Bake the chicken in preheated to 356 °F or 180 °C oven for about 45 minutes.