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CAJUN ROASTED WHOLE CHICKEN

It does not get any easier, delicious or less expensive than preparing a Cajun Roasted Whole Chicken for dinner.

This Cajun Roasted Whole Chicken only requires four ingredients including the chicken.  To make a complete meal, add green beans and potatoes. CAJUN WHOLE ROASTED CHICKEN requires only three ingredients including the chicken.  To make a complete meal, add green beans and potatoes. CCAJUN WHOLE ROASTED CHICKEN requires only three ingredients including the chicken.  To make a complete meal, add green beans and potatoes.

Whole Chickens Are Great Value

Whole chickens are cheaper than purchasing a chicken already cut up.  I buy 4 to 6 whole chickens when they are on sale.   For my family, I often prepare two chickens to feed my family.  I know how to cut up a whole chicken, but I rather just cook it whole.  It is easier and delicious.   I use different seasonings blends to change the flavor of the chicken.  The Creole Butter Cajun Marinade Injector with Cajun seasoning is our favorite way to roast a chicken.  I just love this Cajun Roasted Whole Chicken; sometimes I even prepare it in

Preparing The Chicken In Slow Cooker Instead Of The Oven

One benefit of the crock-pot you do not have to watch the chicken when it cooks.  I also really like to roast this Cajun Whole Chicken in the oven when I have time.  The chicken will still be super moist, and the skin will be brown on the outside.  If using your slow cooker, you may want to place the chicken in the oven to brown the skin.

Add Green Beans And Potatoes

Whether you prepare this Cajun Roasted Whole Chicken in the crockpot or the oven, you need to add some green beans and potatoes around the bottom of the baking dish.  The potatoes and green beans will soak up all the juices and flavors of the chicken.  They are terrific!  While the chicken is cooling and being cut into pieces, my kids will pop a green bean or potato in their mouths over and over.  I have to make my family stop eating their vegetables cooked with this Cajun Roasted Chicken until we put the food on the table.

First Step: Wash Whole Chicken

  • Wash and dry the chicken thoroughly.

Second Step:  Inject Chicken

  • Inject the chicken with the full amount of Cajun injector
  • Season the chicken well on the inside and outside with Cajun seasoning.
CAJUN WHOLE ROASTED CHICKEN only requires three ingredients including the chicken.  To make a complete meal, add green beans and potatoes.

Third Step: Use Meat Thermometer

  • Place a meat thermometer in the chicken if you have one that is oven proof.

Fourth Step:  Bake Cajun Whole Chicken

  • Bake Chicken at 425 degrees F. for 30 minutes.

Fifth Step:  Add Vegetables

  • To make a one pot meal, remove chicken from the oven and add the green beans and potatoes around the bottom of the chicken.
  • Add a cup of chicken broth.

Sixth Step: Reduce Heat And Continue Baking

  • Reduce heat to 375 degrees and continue baking until the chicken temperature reaches 170 degrees about 45 minutes.  Use a meat thermometer.

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CAJUN WHOLE ROASTED CHICKEN only requires three ingredients including the chicken.  To make a complete meal, add green beans and potatoes.    
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HOW TO MAKE CAJUN ROASTED WHOLE CHICKEN

Cook Time1 hr
Course: entree
Cuisine: American
Author: Recipes for our Daily Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 bottle Creole Butter Cajun Marinade Injector
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning
  • One cup Chicken broth
  • Green beans and chopped potatoes to fit around your pan.

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the chicken well
  • Inject the chicken with the full amount of Cajun injector
  • Season the chicken well on the inside and outside with Cajun seasoning
  • Place a meat thermometer in the chicken.
  • Bake Chicken at 425 for 30 minutes 
  • Add the green beans and potatoes around the bottom of the chicken.
    Plus, add a cup of chicken broth too.  Reduce the heat to 375 degrees and bake for 45 minutes. 
  • Continue baking until the chicken temperature reaches 170 degrees.  Use a meat thermometer. 

Notes

TIP:

  • If you enjoy mushrooms,  they are incredibly delicious in this dish.  They will also soak up all the Cajun flavors.
  • I have tried other Cajun Maridaides, but the Creole Butter Cajun Marinade Injector is the best. 
  • You can cook the chicken on its side on a rack.
CAJUN WHOLE ROASTED CHICKEN requires only three ingredients including the chicken.  To make a complete meal, add green beans and potatoes.

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6 thoughts on “CAJUN ROASTED WHOLE CHICKEN”

  1. Another way to roast a hen and keep it moist is in a crock pot. Just season that bird any way you like, a five pounder fits nicely in a 5-6 quart cooker, set it on high and 3-4 hours it should be around 180*. The only drawback is it doesn’t brown and crisp up the skin(bummer) so you could pop the bird in an oven at 400* and keep an eye on it. Now keep in mind I’m a dumb ole truck driver, next time I roast another bird in a slow cooker I’m going to take my heat gun and see if that will give that lil’ chick a quick tan. Watch my posts I come up with some crazy and unorthodox approaches in the galley. You see I like to knock back a few celebratory tipples so I get half crocked while I’m crockpottin’ (probably where I get these off the wall ideas, huh) L.D. …. jus’ dancin with the Devil in the kitchen. Bon Appetite! Adios n’ Hasta La Bye Bye!

    • Thanks Lucy! Whole chickens are inexpensive and extremely delicious. I also make this same Cajun injected chicken in the crock-pot.

      Blessings and thank you for stopping by,
      Diane Roark

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