Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Microwaved! Easy! Chicken in 30 Minutes!

I absolutely adore all things Pampered Chef. In my next life, I will be a Pampered Chef consultant. I have a ton of their products and am completely happy with all of them. They are awesome! I am not a consultant and no one is paying me to tell you about this stuff, I just love it!

Today, I wanted to spotlight a piece in their stoneware line, the Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker. Y'all, I cooked a whole chicken in 30 minutes IN THE MICROWAVE in this thing and it was delicious! I've also cooked pork tenderloin (15 minutes) and chicken breasts (10 minutes for 3) in the microwave. The meat turns out juicier than cooking it in the oven. I cannot sing the praises of this product enough. The only drawback is that it only comes in two colors. My consultant told me why and it's a good reason. The product process is long and drawn out and very few pass their quality inspection. I can't imagine the nightmare that would come with more color options.

Ok, so here is what I did: Clean the chicken by taking out the giblets (ick) and rinsing the chicken. Tie the legs together with some baker's twine or dental floss. Then, find some spices you think would be good on chicken:

and rub them on the chicken and put the chicken in the baker:
Put the lid on the baker. Put it in the microwave for 30 minutes. Let it rest for 5 minutes. Here's what you get:
It was microwaved!


  1. My darling, dear, precious April: it is important to mention to our readers that our bird must weigh between 4 and 5 pounds. Otherwise, it will not cook in the given time. Also the legs must be trussed, or again the bird will not cook thoroughly. I noticed that you used my favorite type of kitchen twine (dental floss!) and I am flattered. No folks, April is not compensated for this endorsement. She will receive, however, my undying love and devotion for all my days henceforth.

  2. wow! I no clue that you could microwave a chicken!

  3. I have a product by Tupperware which does the same thing - it can go from microwave to oven no problems. It's great to use something like this when you are short on time!!