Monday, August 12, 2013

30 Minute Chicken- Magical Mom Style

So last week both Tracy and I had Pampered Chef parties. One of the items we both got with our free product was the Deep Covered Baker. We quickly found out this baker has a multitude of uses, one of them being you can cook a whole chicken in the microwave in 30 minutes!! Pampered Chef does have a recipe on their website for a chicken, but you know I can't just copy a recipe, I have to make it my own!

Anyway, I used our old standby recipe for herb butter and smoothed it all underneath the skin of the chicken. Yes, underneath. The skin is water tight, so if you put the butter on the outside it doesn't really soak into the meat. Trust me, under the skin is the way to go.

Don't worry, if you don't have the baker, you can cook this in a large corningware, or just cook in your oven or crockpot (but it will take a heck of a lot longer). It will still taste delicious!

Herb butter:

  • 1/2 stick real butter
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary and thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest

Bring butter to room temp and mix in the herbs.

Chicken spices:

  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • Dashes garlic powder, thyme, black pepper and salt

Make sure to clean out the chicken's insides. cut any extra fat and rinse the chicken. As I mentioned above, rub the herb butter under the chicken skin. Sprinkle the spices on top. Mist the baker with olive oil and place chicken inside. Cook in microwave for 30 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 degrees. Remove from microwave, cover and let rest 10 minutes.


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