Cook Buttered Chicken for Christmas

Edited by Kathleen, Maria, Lynn, Eng and 1 other

Chicken has always been a popular part of our diet. It actually goes along well as a protein for many dishes, whether it be with vegetables, soup, pasta or just alone. Many people prefer eating chicken because it is a natural source of lean protein, which gives us energy for the day. It is actually a healthier choice compared to many other kinds of meat and even cheaper than high class meats like beef.

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Chicken is a safe choice for a social event, but it is also nice to try out new recipes, especially for holidays. When it comes to special occasions, almost everyone is busy preparing gifts, and also what foods to serve to family, friends, relatives and guests.

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If you are one who stresses too much about the food you will serve for the holiday festivities, then here is a good suggestion.

It is a simple one that does not cost too much money and effort, but the result is definitely a winner.

You will only be needing three ingredients for this topping, plus a whole chicken.

You can go to your kitchen and check, because everything that you will need should be readily available in your own pantry. You may not even realize that the combination of these ingredients can make a very delicious chicken dish.

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Ingredients

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    1 whole unsalted butter stick, softened to room temperature (but not melted)
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Steps

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    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
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    Prepare your chicken
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    Make sure it has been out of the fridge 30 minutes before you start marinating it.
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    You may opt to use kitchen gloves during the procedure, as this may get a little messy
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    You will need to rub every ingredient onto the chicken.
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    Mash one chicken bouillon cube then rub it all over the chicken
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    If you have not covered the whole chicken with just one cube, you may add one more. (Just make sure every part is coated, since the cube will serve as your seasoning. There is no need to add salt, as the bouillon cube contains a high amount of salt.)
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    After the bouillon, rub on the softened butter
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    Make sure to give a generous amount to the whole chicken. Remember that the butter should only be softened, and not melted. This is the secret to this recipe - the generous amount of butter you will give to the chicken. The more butter, the tastier.
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    Be sure to also rub the inside of the chicken with butter
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    You may also cut some butter into small slices and put some inside, so as to make every part taste really good.
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    Now for the last ingredient, thyme - put some on and some inside the chicken
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    This is to give a little kick to your chicken when it is roasted.
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    You may now roast your chicken for about 20-30 minutes, or just until it cooks and turns golden brown
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    While waiting, you may baste some butter drippings over your chicken every 5 minutes.
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    You will notice that the butter drippings will brown while cooking
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    This is perfectly normal and is exactly what should happen.
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    Once it is done, you may garnish it according to your preference
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    The remaining butter drippings should be a part of the serving. You can either let the chicken sit in the drippings, or pour the drippings into another container and then serve it. Enjoy!
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Tips

  • If you want your buttered roasted chicken a little bit spicy, you may put some pepper or chili flakes into it after adding the thyme.
  • If you do not have an oven for this, you may use a turbo broiler instead. Just make sure to use a baking dish or plate that will get hold of the butter drippings from the chicken.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Categories : Meats & Main Dishes

Recent edits by: Eng, Lynn, Maria

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