This was my first time cooking a whole chicken in a very long time and the turn out was soo good!
I cooked this in my Nu Wave Oven and although I had some difficulties at first I was very pleased! The meat was not all the way thawed out and the middle was left frozen so instead of cooking in the traditional oven I said this sounds like a job for the Nu Wave oven so I used it.
Please bare with me I do not measure things as much because I can eyeball thing for the most part so I will try my best to estimate how much I have used.
5 lb Organic free range chicken from Trader Joes
3-4 garlic cloves
21 seasoning herb blend
2 whole carrots chopped
4 red potatoes
Organic Chicken broth from Trader Joes
Preheat oven(if using traditional oven) to 450
1)Chop the onion in quarters or as shown in the picture
2) Take peeling off of garlic cloves
3) Cut lemon in half or in quarters.
4) Take whole carrots and chop them in fours and do the same with the potatoes and feel free to chop the potato quarters smaller. Set these ingredient to the side.
4) In a small bowl Mix around 1/4 cup of Coconut Oil (you can use an oil of your own choice) with 1 TB of sea salt ,1 TB of pepper, and around 2 ts of a seasoning blend of your choice. I use 21 seasoning blend from Trader joes.5) Chop fresh parsley and cilantro or you may use your own choice of herbs. I used around 3-4 sprigs of each and I put them in a food processor until fine. Add this to the boil of coconut oil and then
Note: As I mentioned before the inside of the chicken was still frozen so I decided to use my Nu Wave oven. I had to remove the giblets but because the giblets were stuck to a piece of paper in the cavity of the chicken I had to use the Nu Wave so while I was prepping everything else I had already placed the chicken in the Nu Wave so I may have a difficult time giving you a good time estimate but I will do the best I can by looking at others recipes.
What you would do is remove the giblets and anything else from the cavity of the chicken by placing your hands there. You can save it if you want to use for gravy. I did not. After removing things from the cavity add the garlic cloves, chopped onions, and lemon inside the cavity. If they do not fit you can rearrange them or chop them smaller.
Next you will take the oil mixture and rub it on your chicken all around with your hands. Your chicken is ready to go in the oven.
Grease a roasting pan with cooking spray or oil of choice and add chopped carrots and potatoes around the bottom of the pan leaving a space for the chicken in the middle.
Place the chicken in the middle with the legs up. Pour around 1/2 cup of chicken broth over carrots, potatoes, and chicken.
If you are using a traditional oven this may take anywhere from 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes. I suggest adding chicken broth to the pan every 10-20 minutes.
People who are using the Nu Wave and your bird was fully thawed you can put the carrots, potatoes, and chicken in the bottom of the pan just as described above. Because the Nu Wave takes longer I would set the temperature to 10 and set a timer for 30 minutes. You can also add liquid every 10 minutes. Flip the bird after 30 minutes to see where it is. and continue flipping and adding on 10 minute increments after that.
Note:My chicken was not fully thawed in the cavity so it took close to 2 to 3 hours because I first had to make sure the middle was ready before adding the lemon, garlic, and onions.
I hope you found this simple enough! Forgive me if it is not I am better at cooking and demonstrating than writing out how I did it.
If you need something a little bit more standardized I got most of my idea from this blog here http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/04/herb-roasted-whole-chicken/