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Smashing Garlic Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Smashing Garlic Chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Barbara

Ingredients

Herb Rub

  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried nutmeg

Smashing Garlic Chicken

  • 1 roasting chicken 5-7 pounds
  • 40 garlic cloves separated from head, but not peeled

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients for the rub in a container with a lid until needed.

  2. Preheat oven or grill to 325 degrees.


  3. Season chicken all over with the rub.

  4. Place as many garlic cloves as will fit inside the the chicken, letting any excess spill out.

  5. Place the chicken breast side up in a rack in a roasting pan.

  6. Cook until a thermometer inserted into the breast reads 160 degrees.

  7. Remove the chicken to a platter and let rest for 15 minutes.

  8. Squeeze the pulp from the garlic cloves into a small dish to serve with chicken.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook