Cook a whole, juicy chicken in the microwave in just 20 minutes! Yes, this is real! The seasoning is a unique blend that marries classic chicken-y herbs and spices like paprika, thyme and parsley with a slight Mediterranean vibe with oregano and sumac. The sumac adds a refreshing acidity – an almost lemony tang.
Perfectly Balance Your Plate
Serve with 1 cup steamed veggies and 1 cup rice or 1 whole-grain roll.
- Place chicken in Round Steamer, breast-side down. Shake on half the seasoning and rub over meat. Turn chicken over, breast side up, and rub remaining seasoning all over to evenly coat.
- Cover; microwave on high for 20 min. Or, roast in preheated 400° F oven for 65–70 min.
- To test for doneness, insert an instant read thermometer into thickest part of the meat (all the way to the middle, not touching any bone). It should register at 180° F.
Per serving: Calories 210, Fat 12 g (Saturated 3.5 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 65 mg, Sodium 240 mg, Carbohydrate 2 g (Fibre 0 g, Sugars 0 g), Protein 21 g.
For crispier skin in the microwave, remove the lid during the last 5 min of cooking.
Cook once, eat twice. Use up leftovers to make nourish bowls or add to soup or pasta.
Keep it juicy! Let chicken stand 8–10 min before cutting. This allows time for the juices to redistribute back through the meat.
Save on dishes, slice baby potatoes in half and tuck in with chicken while it cooks!