Chicken Lover's Ultimate Baked Chicken Recipe

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  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. Place clean chicken in a roasting or 9x13 pan.
  3. Combine the Italian dressing, soy sauce, Worcestershire, and butter in a microwaveable bowl or small saucepan and warm until the butter is melted and the marinade is well combined.
  4. Use a baster if you have one, if not just pour the marinade inside and all over the chicken.
  5. Coat the top and sides of the chicken very well with the poultry seasoning. Next, season with the salt, pepper, basil and garlic powder. Put the bay leaves inside the cavity of the chicken.
  6. Place chicken uncovered on center rack of oven. Bake for 30 minutes then baste the chicken with the pan juices. Bake for another 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the chicken from the oven at the one hour mark and turn the chicken over in the pan. Baste the exposed underside with the pan juices and then season well with poultry seasoning, and a little sprinkle each of pepper and basil. Put the chicken back into the oven and bake for another 30 minutes. Again take out the chicken and turn it over. Depending on your oven and the exact size of your chicken it may take 15-30 minutes more for it to be done.
  8. Check for doneness at the thigh joint. No blood or redness means it is done. Do not be concerned with the dark color of the chicken at any point. It is the herbs and marinade that give it the dark color and it will not taste burned.
  9. As you serve the chicken dredge each piece in the pan juices or spoon a little of it over the piece.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1001.73 Kcal (4194 kJ)
Calories from fat 686.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 76.3g 117%
Cholesterol 270.35mg 90%
Sodium 2876.79mg 120%
Potassium 723.8mg 15%
Total Carbs 21.05g 7%
Sugars 18.09g 72%
Dietary Fiber 0.34g 1%
Protein 53.19g 106%
Vitamin C 10.9mg 18%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Calcium 62.6mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 223.97 Kcal (938 kJ)
Calories from fat 153.53 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.06g 117%
Cholesterol 60.44mg 90%
Sodium 643.19mg 120%
Potassium 161.83mg 15%
Total Carbs 4.71g 7%
Sugars 4.04g 72%
Dietary Fiber 0.08g 1%
Protein 11.89g 106%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 18%
Iron 1mg 24%
Calcium 14mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 26.3
  • 27

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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