Louisiana Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour

Makes

8 servings

Updated: Mar. 30, 2023
Green peppers and mint add a surprise to this Louisiana chicken recipe. A roasting bag keeps the chicken moist and flavorful. —Jill Werle, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 large oven roasting bag
  • 1 roasting chicken (3-1/2 to 5 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 medium onions, quartered
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 6 medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium green peppers, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried mint or 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 7 drops bitters, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place flour in oven bag; shake to coat. Place oven bag in a 13x9-in. baking pan or larger roasting pan. Sprinkle chicken with salt and cayenne pepper; place in bag.
  2. Surround chicken with onions, potatoes, carrots and green peppers. Place one garlic clove inside the chicken and one with the vegetables. Sprinkle parsley and mint over vegetables and chicken. Combine broth, Worcestershire sauce and bitters if desired. Pour under chicken inside of bag.
  3. Fasten the bag. Puncture the top of the bag five or six times with a fork. Bake until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°, 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
Louisiana Chicken Tips

Do you have to put flour inside of the oven bag when making Louisiana chicken?

Yes! Flour absorbs the moisture that builds up in the bag and prevents the bag from bursting. Any type of flour can be used. For a gluten-free option, try cornstarch.

How should you fasten the oven bag before putting it in the oven?

Fasten the oven bag with the ties that are included. Don’t use paper or plastic-coated twist ties, because they can catch fire in the oven. If you’ve misplaced the ties that came with the bag, cut a 1/2-in. strip from the end of the bag and use it as a tie. Remember to poke a few holes in the bag to allow steam to escape.

What can you serve with Louisiana chicken?

There are so many delicious Southern sides to serve with this Louisiana chicken recipe. Try out biscuits or this bacon collard greens recipe.

How can you make this Louisiana chicken recipe your own?

Substituting different dry rubs for the chicken is just one way you can make Louisiana chicken your own. You could also try using red or yellow bell peppers instead of green.

How should you store leftover Louisiana chicken?

Like other chicken recipes, you can store this recipe 3 to 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge. If you liked this recipe, you'll adore these other recipes from Louisiana.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Social Media Editor and Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked chicken with vegetables: 496 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 688mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 8g fiber), 32g protein.