An exquisite way of incorporating proteins to your daily diet

Eating healthily and tastily can sometimes be a difficult task with a busy, everyday routine. Going to work and coming back home, sharing time with your family, or getting the housework done are things that inevitably take some time, and if you are to try to be healthy, it can be a little bit difficult to put all your tasks together.

Today, you are going to learn interesting information about a key ingredient to include in your day-to-day diet which, apart from being delicious, is very good for your health and a great source of proteins.

What is it all about?  

As many people may know, chicken is a fantastic way of incorporating proteins into your body. Nevertheless, that is not the only upside it has.

Apart from being very easy to cook –by the way, you can learn to make an extremely simple and delicious chicken and rice recipe by clicking on the following link– chicken contains nutrients linked with mood, it provides vitamins and minerals which are key to brain function and it helps with bones strengthening. It is a very complete type of food, don’t you think so?

Let’s get some chicken cooked  

The ways of cooking chicken that exist can be as varied as the diversity of side dishes you can serve it with. Chicken pairs rice, vegetables and beans amazingly well. And at the same time, it can be prepared with tomato sauce, sour cream, spicy sauce or just some broth. It is very practical to combine with!

As regards its cooking methods, chicken can be fried, which is a delicious option thanks to that special crunch; it can also be roasted, which is a healthier and equally tasty choice; or it can also be grilled. All of them are very flavorful cooking methods, so, you just have to take your pick.

Heading off to the kitchen  

If you have been tempted by all those delicious options, let’s see how to make one of them.

Today, you are going to learn how to cook the juiciest roasted chicken that you may ever try. Let’s get started.


  • 1 whole chicken, giblets removed.
  • A pinch of salt and pepper.
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder.
  • ½ cup of butter.
  • 1 stalk of celery.


  1. To begin with, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. After that, take a roasting pan and put the chicken in it. Season the chicken with the onion powder and some salt and pepper, inside and outside. Add 3 tablespoons of butter in the chicken cavity and brush the outside part of the chicken with the rest of the butter. Cut the celery into 4 pieces and put it into the chicken cavity.
  3. Then, bake the chicken uncovered until it is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear. It will take you about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  4. Finally, take the chicken out of the oven and baste it with drippings. Cover it with aluminum foil and let it sit for approximately 30 minutes. This way, it will retain all the juices. And that’s it! It is ready to be served.

 Cook’s tips   

  • You can replace the butter with margarine, if desired.
  • Try serving this delicious dish with some fresh salad. You can make a spinach, tomato and carrot side dish which will combine perfectly well with this main course.
  • Seasoning this dish with your favorite spices is always a great way of adding your personal touch.

Further thoughts  

Now, it is clearer why chicken is the chosen one for many occasions: it is versatile, good for your health and exquisite. No matter if you want to pamper your kids with a nutritious dish or if you are looking for some special meal to make for your romantic date, it truly has no downsides.

Apart from that, chicken can be frozen, so that you can store it for a couple of weeks at home. There goes another advantage: chicken is really practical, too.

All in all, cooking chicken is one of the easiest tasks to carry out in the kitchen, and eating it is one of the healthiest ones! If you have doubts, you should know that chicken is always the right answer.

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