If the thought of cooking an entire chicken is intimidating to you, think again! Follow along with this step by step whole chicken recipe and impress yourself and your friends.
What you need:
- 1 Whole Chicken (3-5 lbs)
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 lemon
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 2 medium sweet potato ( or more depending now how many people you are cooking for)
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
- *I like to use Primal Palate Seasoning, but you can add what you like if you don’t have this.
- Large deep baking pan
Step 1: Line your deep baking pan with foil. Slice the onion into 1/4 inch circles and lay across the pan. Drizzle olive oil over the top.
Step 2: Remove your chicken from packaging and make sure all the giblets are out of the inside. Rinse the chicken off with cold water and pat dry. Place *Breast side up* chicken on top of the onions.
Step 3: Drizzle olive oil (1-2 tbs.) over the entire top of the chicken. Season with salt, pepper and whatever flavors you like. Onion and garlic powder work and if you want a little spice try cayenne on top. I used Primal Palate Seasoning for this recipe. Check out all of their spices HERE.
Step 4: Slice up your sweet potato into 1/2 circles or large chunks – whichever you prefer. Spread around the chicken. Slice lemon up. Half can go inside the chicken and the other half can be used to season the sweet potato. Mince 1 of the garlic cloves to spread over the sweet potatoes and place the other 2 cloves in the chicken.
Step 5: Cover the pan with foil and cook 20 minutes per lb. on 350 degrees. Internal temp should be 165 degrees when done cooking.