An Easy Way to Bake a Whole Chicken

An Easy Way to Bake a Whole Chicken

I always loved how a whole baked chicken looks. It’s such a perfect way to celebrate the bird. You get to taste and enjoy all the different flavors of the chicken, instead of only eating one piece of it. I finally got to it and made a whole chicken. My friend gave me a bit of advice, but I mostly created this dish on my own. It was super easy to make. I don’t like complicated recipes, so I thought I’d share with you this uncomplicated and inexpensive way to bake a whole chicken. Besides for the skin being a bit darker than perfect, it turned out really yummy. The best part is, you’ll probably have leftovers for the next day.


  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Butter/Margarine
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes


  • Preheat the oven to 175c / 350f.
  • Chop up the sweet potatoes, carrots and potatoes.
  • Put them in a baking pan.
  • Add the whole chicken on top.
  • Season everything with salt and black pepper.
  • Add some butter/margarine to the pan. Some on top of the veggies, and some on or inside the chicken.
  • Brush barbecue sauce onto the chicken and a bit on the veggies.
All seasoned and ready to be baked.
  • Cover and bake for 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • Once the chicken is ready, turn the oven to the highest temperature and set it to broil.
  • Uncover the chicken and broil for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the skin of the chicken is crispy. Be sure not to burn the skin.

Dig in and enjoy!

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What is your favorite way to make chicken?

4 thoughts on “An Easy Way to Bake a Whole Chicken

  1. Only an American would slather a chicken in BARBECUE sauce and big chunks of butter with no other seasoning and present it as a good recipe to share with others. Absolute bastardization of roast chicken

    1. Jeff, why can’t you just be nice? If you don’t like it – you can make chicken your way and enjoy it. Come on man!

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