Poultry Essentials: Easy Peasy Baked Chicken
Andy Anderson !
You can make it in the oven, on the grill, or in the smoker… totally up to you.
The recipe calls for a spice rub, and I’ll recommend the one that I use; however, feel free to try one of your own.
So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.
1/2 csalt, kosher variety
1/4 cfresh clover honey
1whole chicken, about 5 – 6 pounds
1 largelemon, quartered
2 Tbspandy’s dry rub, more on this later
2 Tbspolive oil, extra virgin
How to Make Poultry Essentials: Easy Peasy Baked Chicken
- Oven baking will give you a great chicken, but without some of the additional flavor notes that can be accomplished on a grill, or in the smoker.
For example, I use my smoker and 30-minutes into the cooking, I’ll add a handful of hickory chips. That’s just enough to give the chicken a “hint” of smoke without overpowering the bird.
- COOKING TIME: The chicken is done when the temp of the chicken breast reaches 165f (75c), or 175f (80c), at the thickest part of the thigh. Regardless of the method you are using, that should occur in 3 to 3.5 hours.
Your time may vary, based on the size of the chicken, and the actual temperature of the gill, oven, or smoker.