Roasted Whole Chicken with Delicious Dry Rub

Over the weekend, we were watching some cooking show competition on television and one of the contestants made a dry rub for chicken that sounded absolutely delicious. I knew I wanted to make an oven roasted whole chicken recipe. Of course, I did not write the dry rub down. However, while I was grocery shopping, I picked up a whole chicken and decided to put together as much of the dry rub ingredients that I could remember and then hoped and prayed it turned out OK!

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Roasted Whole Chicken Dry Rub Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 TBS Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 TBS White Sugar
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1 TBS Butter, softened 
  • 5 lb Whole Chicken (or meat of your choice)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° or use your slow cooker!
  2. Remove the nasty stuff inside the chicken and rinse it inside and out. Pat the chicken dry with paper towel. Place in a baking dish or on a baking sheet with sides breast side up.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients (except the butter) in a small bowl and mix it together.
  4. Rub the butter all over the chicken. Be sure to cover the legs and wings well.
  5. Rub the dry rub all over the chicken and inside the chicken.
  6. Cover the chicken with foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove the foil and bake for another 45-50 minutes. * If you are using your slow cooker, be sure to use slow cooker linersroasted whole chicken and place a few balled up pieces of foil at the bottom, place the chicken on top and cook for 6-8 hours on low.

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How Was It?

You guys…this was the best roasted chicken recipe ever! My kids DEVOURED it! The skin was crispy and delicious!  This tastes really good if you wanted to use your slow cooker to make the roasted whole chicken. Place balls of foil on the bottom of the slow cooker and then place the chicken on top of the foil. No matter how you choose to make this recipe, it is a very easy roasted chicken recipe!

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I have made this roasted chicken recipe a bunch of times and it is ALWAYS a favorite in our house! I’ve never had it turn out bad! Definitely put it on your weekly menu. Whole chickens are usually pretty inexpensive, so stocking up on them when they are on sale is a good idea! I think I have four or five in my freezer right now!

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*Baking time depends on the weight of your chicken. A good rule of thumb is 20 minutes per pound.

Comments

  1. Rhonda Cartan says:

    I just put it in the oven so I cannot comment on the taste yet. However, is it just me or does everyone have a hard time rubbing butter on a cold, dry chicken? Please let me know the secret if it’s my ignorance. It just clumped all over the bird…

  2. This looks delicious. I just discovered the bags for the crock pot not too long ago, they sure make cooking an easier process.

  3. This looks so good! And I love that I can use my crockpot

  4. Your bird turned out great! I love to make whole chickens on Sundays, the smell is such a hearty thing to fill my house with.

  5. At Sam’s Club you can buy their rotisserie rub in the spice section. We use that when we roast a chicken – so good!

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