Tupper Lake, November 6, 2012 by Jeff Boucher

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Easiest Chicken You'll Ever Make....

While mulling dinner options the other night, I decided to make chicken.
Now I'd been down with a cold for a week and the better half had been doing all the cooking, so I wanted to give her a break, I mean, I wanted to cook, but I didn't want to get locked in the kitchen on a week night.

So I ran across this, I can't even call it a recipe, it's too friggin' simple.

Dutch Oven Chicken.

I fryer, mine was 5 lbs.
Salt, Pepper, and whatever else you want to season with.

Splash some olive oil in the bottom of the dutch oven, cover the botttom.
Brown the bird on both sides, seasoning as you do.
When she's browned up, put the lid on and bake @ 350 until the internal temp. is 160. I'd say 70 -90 minutes for a room temp bird.

I served it with brown rice with a half cup of renderings, and carrots from the garden.

No fuss, no muss!

Browned, seasoned, and with a little butter on top. Just a little...

Lid on, and into the oven

There she is, ain't she a beauty?

And the other plus is, you get to make wicked good chicken soup the next day, which will last at least two more days. 

Carrots form our garden.

And rice.

I was going to name this post Cooking Chicken for Dummies! 

But I thought better of it, some people are just intimidated by the kitchen.
If they realized how easy it is to make decent meals, they might rethink it!

You often hear people say, "I can't cook!"
Well if you can't pull this off, you're probably right!



  1. I love easy dishes like that!! Something the entire family would love...!!


  3. OK, that looks easy enough Amigo - I've got another one for you to try - and it's from Thomas Keller (The French Laundry guy) - rub a whole chicken with soft butter (love that butter!), sprinkle with S and P - slip into an open roasting pan in a preheated 500F oven, and let it go untouched for 1 hour. Amazing!