I mainly wanted an idea of what temp and how long to cook them. One one recipe it said to cook them at 320 for 1 hr and 30 min. I don't have a normal oven, just a toaster oven but I figured the length of time wouldn't be too different because I've made several things in the toaster oven and it took about the same amount of time to bake as the recipe said.
I pulled the chicken out a few times to butter it up because I read online that helps to keep it moist so it doesn't dry out.
After the 1.5 hrs I pulled it out and since I didn't have a temp thing to check the chicken, I just cut into the thigh to see if the juices ran clear...there was still red blood coming out! I put it in for another 30 minutes, cut into another thigh, and still blood!
I turned up the temp incase my toaster oven was off, let it sit for another 30 minutes in the toaster oven, cut into the tigh of the second chicken, and still blood!
I then left it in for another 45 minutes, cut into the last thigh and still blood!
By this time it was 9:30pm, my husband and I were hungry and getting tired so I ended up just popping a few hot dogs in the microwave (which I hate doing but we do it when we have no time), and just ate those and tossed out the chicken.
The chicken looked so good but I was so disappointed!
I've read of others baking them in a toaster oven but I don't know what I did wrong!
Oh, and I put foil lightly around the chicken (I did this more to keep the pan clean and incase any butter that was in with the chicken decided to pop up onto the burner things in the toaster oven. We are purchasing a larger toaster oven soon so I'm trying to keep this one clean so we can sell it)
I am still a new cook. Some foods I am able to get on my first try but these 2 hens have me stumped! Perhaps they weren't thawed out all the way? I had them sitting in the refrigerator for 2 days. The both seemed to be pretty thawed out. Perhaps just bad luck or stubborn chickens that didn't want to become someone's meal?