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 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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