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Clean Eating Recipe | Whole Roasted BBQ Chicken

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Clean Eating- BBQ Style

I LOVE BBQ. Being raised on delicious southern BBQ has really spoiled me. St. Lois style ribs, pulled pork, and smoked brisket all make my mouth water.

Breaking out the charcoal grill in the middle of winter is not fun. You have to fight the cold, freezing wind, and frost bite. (You can't just leave it by its lonesome.) Bringing the barbecue indoors is the easiest way to get your fix when the weather isn't cooperating.

One of my favorite meats to BBQ indoors is chicken. A little bit of homemade barbecue rub can turn an ordinary chicken roast into a spice-tastic treat.


Whole Roasted BBQ Chicken


Barbecuing chicken is difficult. Cook it too long and you've made jerky. Cook it too fast and the delicious barbecue flavor will be lacking. The solution is slowly roasting the BBQ rubbed chicken in the oven.




Prep time:
5 mins
Cook time:
3-4 hrs
Total time:
3.08-4.08 hrs

Ingredients:

BBQ Rub:
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbs Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbs Salt
  • 1 Tbs Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbs Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
Roasted Chicken:
  • 1 Whole Chicken (5-7 pounds)
  • 1 Small Onion, quartered
  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil
Equipment:
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork/Whisk
  • Large Cast Iron Skillet
  • Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board

Instructions:

Preheat oven: 275 F


BBQ Rub


  1. Mix all rub ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Roasted Chicken


  1. Rinse the chicken and pat dry.
  2. Trim the extra fat from the chicken.
  3. Rub the BBQ rub under the skin as much as possible.
  4. Rub more BBQ on the outside of the chicken.
  5. Place onion quarters into the cavity of the chicken.
  6. Grease the cast iron skillet with 1 Tbs of olive oil. 
  7. Place the chicken in the cast iron skillet and bake for 3-4 hours or until the temperature reaches 165 F

Notes

  1. When using a meat thermometer be careful not to take your reading on a bone.
  2. Save empty spice bottles to fill with rub. This makes applying the rub easier.

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Shannon Walter

About Shannon Walter -

Wife, Mommy, and Writer are three of the hats Shannon wears on a daily basis. Natural and holistic wellness is her passion. Diving into medical studies, reading long-winded books, and refitting them into information that is valuable to everyday life.

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Patricia
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March 16, 2018 at 10:22 AM delete

This looks amazing! I cant wait to try this recipe!

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March 16, 2018 at 10:34 AM delete

You are brave to roast the entire chicken. I "chicken" out and buy boneless chicken, but your recipe would work for that too!

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Aria Brown
Shannon @ TMMW
March 16, 2018 at 7:49 PM delete

this looks great I can wait to try this out!

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Anonymous
Shannon @ TMMW
March 16, 2018 at 11:06 PM delete

Looks good! I love a good bbq chicken.

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Julie Hoag
Shannon @ TMMW
March 17, 2018 at 4:38 PM delete

My husband is the grill master at our house, I'll have to share this with him. He's always looking for new recipes to try for meats!!

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Shannon Walter
Shannon @ TMMW
March 19, 2018 at 10:41 PM delete

Thank you, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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Shannon Walter
Shannon @ TMMW
March 19, 2018 at 10:42 PM delete

I enjoy roasting whole chicken- the bones are all ready for chicken broth afterwards. Boneless cuts are nice, too.

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Shannon Walter
Shannon @ TMMW
March 19, 2018 at 10:43 PM delete

Thank you <3 hope you enjoy!

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Shannon Walter
Shannon @ TMMW
March 19, 2018 at 10:43 PM delete

Me too, anything BBQ is at the top of my list!

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Shannon Walter
Shannon @ TMMW
March 19, 2018 at 10:44 PM delete

That's great! I can hardly wait for grilling weather.

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