Yield: 6 servings
|2½ pounds||Skinless chicken; defatted and wing tips and tail removed|
|2 tablespoons||Spice mixture; such as Mrs. Dash or Spike, or other colorful herb or spice mixture|
|2||Sprigs fresh rosemary|
|1||Sprig fresh thyme|
Sprinkle the chicken inside and out with the spice mixture. Place the rosemary and thyme inside the chicken. Place the chicken in an oven bag, tie, and, using a knife, cut a slit into the top. Place the bag in a microwave-safe casserole and cook at high for 12 to 16 minutes (or bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 25 minutes), turning once after 7 minutes carefully. If any part of the chicken is pink, return (covered) to the microwave oven for 4 or 5 minutes, or the oven for 10 minutes. Remove the chicken from the bag, discard the herbs, and serve hot.
PER SERVING: Saturated Fat: 2 gm Total Fat: 6 gm Cholesterol: 90 mg Sodium: 83 mg Calories: 179
ALTERNATIVE with GRAVY TRICK -- 1) microwave the chicken in a bag: 12 to 18 mins, rotating once after 7 mins).
2) Remove the hcicken from the bag. optional: brown chicken in the oven while you prepare gravy.
3) Carefully, hold the bag upright over a cantilevered measuring cup (with the spout nearest the bottom of the cup for defatting). Snip the end of the bag and drain into the cup.
4) Transfer liquid only to a pan and make gravy as you wish.
SOURCE: Lowfat Cooking for Dummies, by Lynn Fischer (Morrow 1997) NOTES : Serves: 6 This incredibly simple dish tastes so good, takes so little time, and looks so enticing that I use it in television demonstrations, in my cooking classes, and whenever I want a quick meal for myself or friends. You must use an oven bag to ensure a juicy outcome. The fresh herbs are aromatic and the spice mixture gives the bird a speckly look while adding incredible flavor.
Recipe by: Lynn Fischer, Healthy Indulgences (1995) Posted to EAT-LF Digest by PatHanneman <kitpath@...> on Mar 30, 1999, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.