Even in hot weather we crave the comfort of a roast chicken dinner. Satisfy that craving without turning on the oven and heating up the kitchen by cooking in the microwave—seriously! It turns out juicy and flavourful every time in less than 30 minutes.
Serve with 1 cup steamed veggies and 1 small corn-on-the cob.
3 lbs (1.36 kg) whole chicken
2 tsp oil
- Place chicken in Multipurpose Steamer or Round Steamer, breast-side down. Rub 1 tsp oil, then 1 tbsp seasoning over meat. Turn chicken over, breast side up, and rub remaining 1 tsp oil and 1 tbsp all over to evenly coat.
- Cover; microwave on high for 20 min. Or, loosely cover with foil; roast in preheated 400° F oven for about 65–70 min. Remove foil for last 15 min of cooking to brown skin.
- To test for doneness, insert an instant read thermometer into thickest part of the meat (all the way to the middle, not touching any bone). It should register at 180° F.
Cook once, eat twice. Use up leftovers to make nourish bowls or add to soup or pasta.
Keep it juicy! Let chicken stand about 8–10 min before cutting. This allows time for the juices to redistribute back through the meat.