One of the quickest, easiest ways to perk up your poultry is by tucking flavor-packed ingredients under the skin. Follow these four simple steps to create a winner of a chicken dinner.

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stuffing chicken create pocket
Photography by Joseph De Leo
| Credit: Photography by Joseph De Leo

1. Start by wiggling your fingers between the skin and the meat, creating a pocket. Take it easy! You don't want to rip the skin.

stuffing chicken adding herbs
Credit: Photography by Joseph De Leo

2. Add some tasty stuff (chopped herbs, garlic and lemon zest; softened butter mixed with smoked paprika) into the pocket you created.

stuffing chicken herbs into skin
Credit: Photography by Joseph De Leo

3. Using your fingers, work the stuffing under the skin to flavor the chicken evenly. If you see some lumps, press on the skin to even them out.

stuffing chicken breast on baking sheet
Credit: Photography by Joseph De Leo

4. Arrange the chicken on a baking sheet and transfer to the oven. Drizzle any juices in the pan over the chicken before serving. Dinner…done!