Unique Roasted Chicken

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Carrie Brannon

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@Raven5

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Although the spices in this recipe may sound strange for chicken, it is so good! This is great for Holidays or any day as it is easy to make and the Chicken Roasts beautifully!

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I had never before used this method of roasting a chicken... but you can bet I will be doing it again! This recipe was relatively easy to prepare and the taste was just wonderful. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Ingredients

  • 4 lb
    whole chicken
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp
    allspice
  • 1/8 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    chopped roasted garlic
Rating:

★★★★★ 16 votes5

Comments:41 Comments
Serves:4-6
Prep:15 Min
Cook:1 Hr
Method:Bake

How to Make Unique Roasted Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. 1
    In a bowl, mix the salt, sugar, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Rub the chicken with the mixture. (For added flavor, Cover chicken, and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours before cooking).
    Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
    Rub the chicken cavity with the chopped roasted garlic. Place the chicken, breast side down, on a rack in a roasting pan.
    Roast 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C), and continue roasting 15 minutes. Baste chicken with pan drippings, reduce heat to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C), and continue roasting 30 minutes, to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). Let stand 20 minutes before serving.
  2. 2
    IF you cook this in July you will swear it is Christmas from the yummy smell in your kitchen! The first time I made this my husband said it was the best chicken he had ever had. It stays moist and juicy and so yummy!!

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About Unique Roasted Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken Roasts
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Collection: Picnic Picks!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Recipe For: The Best Chicken
Hashtags: #easy #roasted #chicken

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