Oven Ready Roast Chicken

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Serves 8 | Prep/Cook Time: 2 Hrs 10 Min
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Calories
210
Protein
16g
Sodium
360mg
Sat.Fat
4.5g
Sugar
0g
INGREDIENTS
1 PERDUE® Oven Ready Whole Seasoned Roaster (6 lbs.)
5 tbsp. flour
3 cups chicken broth
INSTRUCTIONS
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STEP 4: 
Carve
Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes. Cut open cooking bag (use care to avoid hot steam and juices) and transfer Roaster to serving plate or cutting board. Remove string from legs before carving. Remaining juices in bag can be used for a delicious gravy.
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STEP 3: 
Cook
From Fresh - Once oven has been pre-heated to 400°F, lower oven temperature to 350°F. Place pan or baking dish with Oven ready Roaster (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 2 hours 10 minutes (130 minutes) until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 180°F in the breast. OR From Frozen - Once oven has been pre-heated to 400°F, lower oven temperature to 350°F. Place pan or baking dish with Oven ready Roaster (still in cooking bag) on lower shelf of oven and roast for approximately 4 hours until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 180°F in the breast.
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STEP 2: 
Cut
Cut a 1" slit in cooking bag over the breast to vent during cooking. NOTE: Cooking bag will expand during cooking; allow enough room for the bag to expand without touching oven rack or walls.
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Make Gravy
Pour pan juices into large heatproof measuring cup or bowl. Let stand and skim off fat. Place 8 tablespoons of clear drippings into saucepan, reserving remainder. Add 5 tablespoons flour to saucepan and cook, stirring over medium heat for 1 minute. Stir in reserved juices and 3 cups chicken broth or water. Cook, stirring 2 to 3 minutes, until gravy is smooth and thickened. Season to taste.
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Open
Preheat oven to 400°F (375°F for a glass baking dish). Cut open outer bag and remove Oven Ready Roaster, sealed in cooking bag. Place in a shallow roasting pan or baking dish, breast side up.
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STEP 6: 
Serve
Serve carved chicken with gravy.
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If temperature is below 180°F, return to oven and continue cooking, checking the temperature every 10 minutes until the temperature reaches 180°F.

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