Thursday, February 5, 2015

Bundt Pan Chicken


This is kind of an incomplete blog post. But the chicken turned out so good that I wanted to share it any way. Normally the best blog posts are those that show/tell you how to cook the meal and then at the end you get a beautiful picture of how the completed meal looked. Well that will not be the case here. I had just finished cooking the chicken when a dear sweet long time friend called and she was having an emergency and needed me. I did not hesitate to head out to help her (we are more like sisters than just friends and have been there for each other for over 20 years now). I told my family (who are now thankfuly all grown up adults and capable of fending for themselves :) what was going on they said no problem. I told them to enjoy the chicken and add whatever they wanted to go with the rest of the meal. They did just that and when I got home late that night the chicken was nearly gone. Everyone raved about the next day.


I've seen this concept on a few different websites so I gave it a try. Take a bundt pan, put the chicken in the center of it (the cavity over the post of the bundt pan)... I added a few onions and a couple lemon slices to the bottom to blend in with the juices. I was going to use those juices mixed with a little chicken broth to make gravy and serve it with rice or mashed potatoes. But as I said above that never happened.

I then rubbed the chicken down with a spice mix:

2t pink Himalayan salt
1t pepper
1t granulated garlic
1t dried onion
1 ½t Italian seasonings


Here is what it looked like right before I put it in the oven....




I baked it at 350 for about 1 hour and 15 to 30 minutes.. the time got hazy with what was going on. But I baked it until the juices ran clear...

The chicken was just amazing! So much of the natural juices were sealed in, similar to a rotisserie chicken. It was moist and just delicious!



I plan to do this again and (hopefully) follow through with the juices/gravy and a complete meal.. but for now I wanted to share this with you because it was so good. I also think that if I could have given my chicken the spice rub down ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours before baking.. it would have been even better!!

Side Note: stick a pan under the chicken when it cooks.. a bit, not much, of the juices do come through the center post..



12 comments:

  1. Interesting way to cook a chicken! Looks delicious! I wonder if you could add some potatoes to the pan and let them cook in the juice.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Patty, Yes! I'm sure it would be wonderful to add potatoes!

      Delete
  2. Hi Crystal,
    This looks wonderful! I'm going to put this recipe on next weeks menu. Thank you for sharing!
    Celeste

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hope your family enjoys it.. I know mine did.. :)

      Delete
  3. I'm wondering the same thing about the potatoes? Looks yummy!

    ️Blessings-
    Maudie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep.. potatoes added would work fine, I'm sure.. and make an easy one pan meal..

      Delete
  4. That looks yummy!! Could you put some aluminum foil over the hole in the bundt pan or does it come out over the sides also?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes... I would think covering the hole with foil would work great..

      Delete
  5. I will try this for dinner this Sunday, it looks delicious. Great idea Patty H.,I will add the potato also.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, gonna have to try this one! By the way, I saw your hot process soap making vid and ended up following what you did and made soap for the first time! Thanks for this blog!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is great Kim!! So happy to hear you had soap making success!! :)

      Delete

All messages are moderated. After approval your message will be posted. Thank you for your comments!! Crystal :)