Have some rice or bread on hand for all the saucy bits that collect in the bottom. Keep an instant read thermometer handy—microwave times/wattage differ.
3 lbs (1.36 kg) whole chicken
- Place chicken in Round Steamer, breast-side down. Shake on half the seasoning and rub over meat. Turn chicken over, breast side up, and rub remaining seasoning all over to evenly coat.
- Cover; microwave on high for 20 min. Or, roast in preheated 400° F oven for 65–70 min.
- To test for doneness, insert an instant read thermometer inserted into thickest part of the meat (all the way to the middle, not touching any bone). It should register at 180° F.
Cook once, eat twice. Use up leftovers to make nourish bowls or add to soup or pasta.
Keep it juicy! Let chicken stand 8–10 min before cutting. This allows time for the juices to redistribute back through the meat.