How do You Cook a Chicken?

A whole chicken can be boiled, but the most preferred method is to bake or roast your chicken. Carefully rinse the chicken, season to taste, then place in a roasting pan with a small amount of water. You can also use apple juice or ginger ale as well. Cover with foil using the tent method, and bake at 350 degrees until a meat thermometer inserted in the to bone through the meatiest part of the breast reaches 170 degrees.