When it comes to baking, chicken remains the go-to meat. There’s something about the tender and succulent taste of baked chicken that keeps people coming back for more.

Putting a chicken in the oven and cooking for about an hour sounds easy enough, but ensuring a crispy, golden-brown skin and juicy, flavorful meat baked just right is a bit trickier. Fortunately, this recipe helps ensure you’ll produce a perfectly baked chicken every time.


1. Choose a Good Baking Chicken

Whether you’re baking chicken breasts, dark chicken pieces or a whole chicken, you’ll want to choose chicken with a healthy light pink hue. Any chicken that has a dark color or a strong smell should be discarded. The skin should feel somewhat slippery to the touch but not slimey. After ensuring your chicken is healthy, wash it thoroughly with water and pat dry.

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