Yard-Raised, Oven-Baked Chicken

Preparation info
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Appears in
Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way

By Sallie Ann Robinson

Published 2003

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  • 1 whole chicken, plucked, cleaned, and singed
  • sprinkle salt and black pepper
  • sprinkle paprika


After plucking and cleaning, a yard chicken must be singed over a flame (most easily produced by lighting a rolled newspaper or paper bag) to remove fine, hairlike feathers. Wash the chicken well, inside and out, in hot (but not burning hot) tap water and drain thoroughly. Pat dry and sprinkle well, inside and out, with salt, pepper, and paprika. Place the chicken in a roaster pan, adding the o