Baked Whole Chicken in Parchment Paper

This delicious, oven-baked whole chicken is spread with a simple compound butter and cooked in a parchment paper bag creating a juicy and tender chicken with crispy golden skin.


5-6 pound whole chicken with giblets removed 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons fresh herbs I used basil and Greek oregano, chopped 1 tablespoon sea salt and black pepper

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 2 house and 30 minutes


Make the baking bag


Double the parchment paper over a baking dish. Place the chicken in the pan between pieces.

Add the butter


Mix the butter compound and spread over and under the chicken skin. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake and baste


Bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours. Remove top of bag, baste, and bake for 30 minutes more.



Slice and serve with your favorite side dish. Enjoy!

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