Cajun Roasted Chicken.

Cajun Roasted Chicken.

In our house- few things compare with the satisfaction of a tender and succulent Roasted Chicken .

The Secret like with any tender meat- is to cook is long and under low heat.

While there isn't an ounce of southern bell in me- on occasion I get cravings for Cajun flavors, Hush Puppies, Collard Greens and Green Beans.

Today- (as the title suggest) I'm sharing a simple/easy Cajun Chicken Recipe- In the near future I will post my recipe for Gluten Free/Egg Free Bacon and Chive Hush Puppies.

I'm not providing a cooking time. My chicken was on the small side- (around 2 lbs if I remember correctly) The key is to cook the chicken in an oven set at 325 Degrees- until its internal temperature reaches 180. At that point pull it quickly out of the oven and cover it with tinfoil. Let it sit and cool for 10 minutes or so. (Cutting into it promptly will allow all the juices to come out) I cooked mine around 2 hours. If you use a larger chicken- up the spice amount and the cooking time.

Ingredients:

Whole Chicken
1 TBS Cajun Spice Mix
2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
1 TBS Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper
1 Large Onion.

  1. Turn On Oven set to 325 Degrees.
  2. Rinse chicken under cold water and pat dry.
  3. Rub spices into the skin of the chicken. Don't be shy with the salt and pepper.
  4. Slice the onion into 1/2 inch rings. Place them in the bottom of a roasting pan/ or cast Iron Skillet (We went with Cast Iron) Drizzle them with a little bit of oil.
  5. Place the seasoned chicken on top of the layer of onions . Drizzle the chicken with an additional 1-2 TBS of Oil.
  6. Place into the oven. Halfway through cooking time brush the chicken again with oil.
  7. Remove once the Chicken's internal temperature reaches 180 Degrees.

xo,

Brittany

Brittany Angell

5 comments | Leave your own

  1. M@CConsciousness

    Yay! Such perfect timing! Yesterday I made a promise to myself to learn how to cook a whole chicken!! I grew up and spent my whole life as a vegetarian, up until a few months ago when I started eating grass-fed, sustainably raised, meat. Buying chicken breasts only is the most inefficient way to possibly eat chicken, so I promised I'd learn the real deal!!! Thanks for sharing this one! Looking forward to the GF hush puppies!

  2. Michael Toa

    Roast chicken is one of my favourite meals. Yours looks so succulent and delicious! Yum!

  3. Janell

    I made this for the 1st time last night and my husband declared it the BEST roast chicken ever! And believe me that is huge coming from my picky eater husband :)

  4. Mel

    Hello,

    I wanted to try this today. I have a 5lb roast chicken. About how long will it take?
    thank you,
    Mel

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