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Roasted Chicken With Enjoy Black Pepper for Cooking

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Roasted Chicken With Enjoy Black Pepper for Cooking

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Black Pepper Roasted Chicken:

Roasted Chicken is a traditional chicken dish that has been a family favorite for many years. Generally, Roast Chicken involves a whole chicken rather than parts of the chicken.   Cooking a whole chicken is not an easy task. Roast Chicken is a dish that goes well with any number of dishes. The magic of a Roasted Chicken depends on the marination mixture, which is a unique blend of taste improving and tendering agents. Also, a good dash of spice is required to enhance the flavor of the chicken. 

Black Pepper, also known as the “King of Spices,” is an excellent option for the marination of a Roasted Chicken. Ground pepper is the best black pepper for cooking. A good roasted and well-marinated chicken is the best dinner dish. Also, another advantage while cooking a whole roasted chicken is the complete immersion of flavors rather than bland chicken. The black pepper, salt, and other spices add that extra kick of taste to the roasted chicken. Who doesn’t like a good spicy chicken roast? 

How to buy the perfect chicken for preparing a Roasted Chicken?

Before getting into the recipe and ingredients, here are some tips and tricks to get the perfect whole chicken from your local store for the preparation of Black Pepper Roasted Chicken. Buying a whole chicken is better and cheaper than buying pieces or shredded chicken. Also, it is important to learn to cut cooked chicken as a chef. While using a whole chicken, the edible parts can be eaten, and the other parts can be used for the preparation of chicken broth. Therefore, there won’t be any waste. In the stores, whole chickens are labeled based on the utility of the chicken. It is important to buy a whole chicken labeled as a roaster chicken. Roaster chickens are older birds between 8 weeks and 12 weeks of age, five pounds in weight with more flavor and more fat content. The additional fat content in the roaster chicken helps to blend the flavors of the marination. 

While buying a whole chicken, it is important to look out for USDA organic certification, which means that the chicken was fed with organic poultry feed rather than chemical feeds. Also, a chicken free from antibiotics and other steroids must only be consumed. Nowadays, most poultry birds are mass-bred and mass-produced without any external environmental exposure. It is also advised to choose free-range and farm-grown chickens. These tags are clearly mentioned in the labels. The store-bought whole chicken must be chilled once brought home. Also, it is better if you cook the chicken within one or two days without any delay. Too much delay in cooking the chicken might lead to spoilage and other fungal & bacterial infections. The common indications of an infection are bad odor, slimy texture, green color change, and hard texture. 

Handling a frozen chicken is different from handling a normal whole chicken. A frozen chicken has to be thawed before cooking. The thawing is generally done by soaking the chicken in a bowl filled with water. Instead of using plain water, it is recommended to use brine water for further flavor improvement. The chicken must be placed in the refrigerator while thawing. To use the chicken for cooking it is recommended to remove the chicken from the refrigerator at least thirty minutes prior to cooking to bring it to room temperature to finish the process of dethawing. Without thawing, the chicken will be completely frozen. It is not recommended to use the chicken without thawing.

How to clean a chicken?

The chicken must be cleaned and free from any debris. Also, any bacterial or fungal organisms must be removed. Once the chicken is thawed, the next step is to remove the outer packaging of the chicken. Generally, plastic is the material used for the outer covering of the chicken. The secondary holders that hold the chicken are also discarded to avoid contamination. The next step is called trimming, which basically involves the removal of internal organs present in the chicken. These internal organs and giblets are discarded while making a roasted chicken. These internal organs are present only in farm-bought chickens. Retail store-bought chicken generally doesn’t contain internal organs. The next step is the removal of excess fats and fat deposits. Once the chicken is cleaned, it is stored in the refrigerator for refrigeration. 

How to cook a roasted chicken?

Roasted chicken is prepared by heating the chicken at a very high temperature for a short period of time without covering the skin of the whole chicken. A hot oven is used for cooking a roasted chicken. Before roasting a chicken, the chicken must be thawed, cleaned, stuffed, and seasoned. The common seasoning agents used for chicken include salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric, cumin powder, mustard powder, dried herbs (basil, thyme, rosemary, cilantro, parsley), and so on. For this recipe, freshly ground black pepper is used. The other spices are added to the mixture for color. Turmeric can be used to obtain a yellowish red color. Also, turmeric is an antioxidant with immense benefits that will also kill harmful microbes in the chicken. These seasoning agents are mixed with yogurt or milk to create a thick marinating paste. A little bit of oil can also be added to the marinating mixture to improve the texture. It is important to spread the prepared marination to all the parts of the chicken. 

Once the marination is completed, the whole chicken can be popped into the oven. While cooking in the oven, a lower rack can be provided to avoid splatter of the chicken essences in the oven. The shorter cooking time and the higher temperature will help in the crispening of the outer layers with the oil. For the first ten to twenty minutes, the temperature to be maintained is 450°F, and for the rest of the cooking time, the temperature is to be maintained at 375°F. To check whether the chicken is cooked or not, the following parameters have to be considered; golden brown skin, a juicy appearance, and the temperature of the inner portions. Once the chicken is completely cooked, the chicken must be left to rest for around ten to fifteen minutes. 

Ingredients:

Chicken is ready, let’s dive right into the recipe for creating Roasted Black Pepper Chicken. The equipment required is an oven, a pepper grinder, a thermometer. The whole preparation time is around forty minutes. The following are the ingredients required for making a Roasted Black Pepper Chicken. 

  • 5 – 6 lb whole roaster chicken
  • 2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 30 – 40 black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1.5 lb diced carrots
  • 1.5 lb potatoes
  • 2 lemons – juice extracted
  • 1 bunch parsley – chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • Mixed dried herbs
  • 1 lb diced onions (shallots)
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves
  • Olive oil

Instructions to prepare Black Pepper Roasted Chicken:

  1. The oven is set to preheat at a temperature of 425°F. The chicken is placed outside to get it to room temperature. The chicken is placed on a clean sheet pan and a little bit of olive oil is applied over the chicken. 
  2. The black peppercorns are crushed using a pepper ground mixer. The freshly ground pepper is added with other spices like turmeric, mixed herbs, and salt. Mix the spices in a separate bowl. The yogurt is added to the spice blend mix. 
  3. The whole marination mixture is applied all over the whole chicken. The marination mixture is also applied to the inner parts of the chicken too.
  4. The heat is lowered to 400°F, and the marinated chicken is popped into the oven. The other vegetables like onions, carrots, garlic cloves, and potatoes are also arranged along with the sheet plate. 
  5. The whole chicken, along with the vegetables, is placed inside the oven. The temperature is maintained at a higher temperature of 450°F for around ten to fifteen minutes. For the rest of the cooking period, the temperature is reduced to 375°F. The cooking time can be layered based on the size of the chicken. 
  6. Once the chicken is completely cooked, the chicken is popped out of the oven.
  7. Now the cooking is done, and the final seasoning is done by splashing lemon juice and sprinkling the chopped cilantro and parsley. Extra oil and freshly ground black pepper are also seasoned over the chicken for extra juiciness. Your Black Pepper Roasted Chicken is ready to be served.

The prepared Black Pepper Roast Chicken goes well with all main dishes and side dishes. Also, the leftovers from the Roasted Chicken can be shredded and stored for later use. This is a typical dish preferred by people of all age groups. Roasted Chicken is a famous dish served during various occasions and festivities. 


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