How to Cook Chicken Pieces in an Electric Roaster Oven

Using a roaster oven to cook chicken is an easy way to get dinner on the table and keep cleanup to a minimum. A roaster oven can be used in many different ways, from roasting (the obvious one!), to slow-cooking, to steaming, and poaching. Chicken pieces are one of the easiest meats to master when cooked in the roaster, and these chicken pieces are just the ticket for a tasty dinner.

Things You'll Need

  • Roaster oven
  • 3 lbs chicken pieces
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Montreal Chicken Seasoning
  • 1 gallon Ziploc bag

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Roasted Montreal Chicken

Preheat the roaster for 20 minutes to 425 degrees F.

Place chicken, olive oil, and seasoning in Ziploc bag and seal. Shake to coat chicken with ingredients.

Lightly spray inside of roaster oven with cooking spray. Remove chicken pieces from Ziploc bag and arrange them in preheated roaster.

Reduce temperature to 375 degrees F. Roast 25 to 45 minutes.

Remove chicken pieces to serving platter. Serves four to six.

Tips & Warnings

  • To change the flavor of the chicken, use different seasoning mixes. You aren't limited to just using the same seasoning each time. Walk down the seasoning aisle at your local grocery and check out all the variations. Use the same amount to substitute for the Montreal Chicken Seasoning.
  • For additional browning, you can add 1 tsp browning sauce to oil and brush over skin before roasting.
  • Do not touch hot surfaces (the sides of the roaster). Use handles or knobs.
  • Unplug the roaster when not in use and before cleaning.


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