How to Cook Chicken in a Nesco Roaster

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 or 2 whole chickens

  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder

  • 1 tbsp. Salt

  • 1 tsp. Pepper

  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil

  • Meat thermometer (optional)

The Nesco roaster will save you time in the kitchen. The great part about having one is that you will always have a pot big enough to cook a family dinner. The Nesco roaster can cook cabbage rolls, roasts and chicken. There are so many delicious meals a cook can make using the roaster, that it should be kept easily accessible to use at any time.


Step 1

Apply a thin coating of oil to the inside of the roaster and the roasting rack.

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Step 2

Mix the dry spices together in a small bowl. These spices are given as a suggestion. Any combination of herbs and spices can be used. Lemon pepper and Italian seasoning are also excellent spices to use for chicken.


Step 3

Lightly coat the chicken with oil. Rub the chicken with the seasonings. More flavor can be gained by rubbing the seasoning under the skin of the chicken.

Step 4

Insert the meat thermometer into the thickest part of the leg of the chicken. Be careful to not place the thermometer next to the bone. Place the chicken into the Nesco roaster.


Step 5

Place the lid back on the roaster. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Roast for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. If making two chickens, increase cooking time by 30 minutes or until the internal temperature is 180 degrees.

Step 6

Remove the chicken from the roaster. Allow it to sit undisturbed for 15 minutes before carving.