Chicken in a Bag

Preparation time: 15 Cooking time: 1hr 30min Serves: 4-5


Have one of those oven bags and a whole chicken, well use this easy recipe for tender moist chicken.


  • 1 oven bag, Large Size
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt, divided
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes (or 1 can white potatoes)
  • 1 package (8 oz.) peeled baby carrots
  • 2 stalks celery, cut in 1/2-inch slices (optional)
  • 1 medium onion, cut in eighths
  • 4 to 5 pound whole chicken
  • 1 tablespoon oil (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

SHAKE flour and 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt in oven bag; place in 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

PLACE vegetables in oven bag. Turn bag to mix vegetables with seasoned flour; push vegetables to outer edge of bag. Brush chicken with oil, if desired. Sprinkle and rub chicken with remaining garlic salt and paprika. Place chicken in center of vegetables in bag.

CLOSE oven bag with nylon tie; cut six 1/2-inch slits in top.

BAKE until chicken is tender, 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in chicken reads 180°F.

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