My hubby’s favorite Sunday chicken is tender, flavorful and melt in your mouth delicious–it’s the perfect dish to prepare for your family to love on Sunday too.
My husband loves when I make baked chicken on Sunday’s. He knows how much I love chicken and that I will find a new way to make it every week but we always come back to simple, classic baked chicken on Sunday’s. I enjoy a good baked chicken because it leaves me satisfied every time. This is a classic baked chicken dish with a bit of a twist as I slathered an onion based gravy all over the cooked chicken. Now, you need to have some time on your hands to prepare this chicken because it does take a few hours. Sometimes, I like that soft, slow cooked chicken texture and there’s only one way to achieve that and it’s low and slow. If you have a low-key Sunday coming up and you want to make a special meal for someone deserving, I highly recommend my hubby’s favorite Sunday chicken.
To season chicken
- 1 whole chicken cut up or 2-3 lbs of dark meat pieces (legs, wings, thighs)
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 tbsp poultry seasoning
- 1 tbsp of onion powder
- 1 tbsp of garlic powder
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste (about 1 tsp of kosher salt per pound of chicken)
- 1 small white onion, chopped
- Drippings from cooked chicken
- 2 tbsp of flour
- 2 tbsp of butter
To bake chicken
- Heat oven to 325 degrees
- Season chicken in a bowl, then and add chicken to roasting pan in a single layer
- Cover and bake for one hour at 325 degrees
- After one hour, remove foil from baking dish and cook chicken uncovered at 375 degrees for one more hour
- In a skillet, melt butter and sautee chopped onions for 2 minutes until soft and fragrant
- Next, and add flour and stir for 2 minutes to cook off raw flour taste
- Slowly pour chicken drippings from pan while mixing
- Bring to a simmer for another 2-3 minutes on medium heat and taste for salt. You want the gravy to be thick and creamy
- Gravy is done when it’s velvety smooth and semi thick
To finish chicken
- Pour onion gravy all over the chicken and mix well
- Reassemble chicken into a single layer and broil uncovered on high for 2 -3 minutes until skin of chicken is crispy and slightly charred * optional
- Chicken is done when skin has a nice golden brown char and sauce has thickened
You can cut down the time of this dish by simply baking it at a higher temperature, 425 for one hour or until internal chicken temperature registers 165 degrees. Then proceed with gravy to finish. If you use wings, this dish is even faster, one hour tops! Enjoy!
If you enjoy baked chicken this is a must-try recipe! Be sure to put it on your list and give it a try. For even more recipe ideas with video tutorials head over to my Instagram.
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