How To Cook Bake Chicken

1. Oil The Pan

Prepare to bake a whole chicken or roast a whole chicken. Oil the entire pan with a thin coat of vegetable oil or olive oil. Don't make it too thin. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Oil The Pan With A Coat Of Cooking Oil Such As Vegetable Oil Or Olive Oil (22k)

Oil The Pan

2. Prepare Carrots, Celery, and Onions

Cut carrots, celery, and onions. Approximately four sticks of medium sized carrots, four pieces of medium sized celery, and one whole yellow onion were used in the recipe.

Cut Carrots, Celery, and Onions (33k)

Carrots, Celery, and Onions Ready For The Pan

3. Place Carrots, Celery, and Onions On Oiled Pan

Pour the carrots, celery, and onions in the pan. Mix the carrots, celery, and onions around the pan.

Place And Mix The Carrots, Celery, And Onions In The Pan (37k)

Carrots, Celery, And Onions Mixed In The Pan

4. Open The Whole Chicken

The whole chicken used in the recipe is 16 pounds. Open the packaging and leave the chicken in the packaging. Remove the contents inside the chicken. Optional: Cut off the excess fat.

Open The Whole Chicken And Remove All Contents And Excess Fat (31k)

Cut Excess Fat With A Knife

5. Clean The Whole Chicken

Clean the chicken under running water. Make sure every part of the chicken is cleaned including between the breast and drumstick. Clean for about 15-20 seconds.

Clean The Chicken Under Running Water Including All Parts Along The Outside Approximately 15-20 Seconds (29k)

Clean The Chicken Under Running Water

6. Clean The Inside, Too

Don't forget to clean the inside.

Clean The Inside Of The Chicken With Running Water, Too (36k)

Another Picture Cleaning Chicken

7. Place Cleaned Chicken On Pan

Place the cleaned chicken on the pan and on top of the carrots, celery, and onions. Optional: You may tie the chicken which I believe is better cooking.

Place Clean Chicken On Top Of The Carrots, Celery, And Onions In The Pan (34k)

Cleaned Chicken On Pan

8. Add Seasonings

Spread seasonings around the chicken. Be generous. McCormick Season All Seasoned Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic Salt, and Paprika were seasonings used. You may substitute garlic salt for real garlic. Three to five garlic pieces are plenty. Spread the garlic in pieces around and inside the chicken.

Spread generously McCormick Season All Seasoned Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic Salt, And Paprika Around The Chicken (46k)

Add Seasonings

9. Place In Oven

Place chicken inside oven. Cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 70 minutes or until baked depending on the weight and the condition of the chicken when preparing.

Bake The Chicken For 70 Minutes Or Until Baked In The Oven.  Adjust The Cooking Time Depending On Weight And Condition Of Chicken When Preparing.  (41k)

Place Chicken Inside Oven

10. Ready To Eat

The chicken is ready to eat. Don't forget to turn off the oven.

Baked Chicken Out Of The Oven (47k)

Ready To Eat