Jack's BBQ Chicken

Total Time:
3 hr 25 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
2 hr 10 min

Yield:
16 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 (3 to 4-pound) chickens, halved
  • Jack's Old South Meat Marinade, recipe follows
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • Jack's Old South BBQ Rub, recipe follows
  • Jack's Old South Competition Vinegar Sauce, see recipe
Directions
  • Combine the chicken and marinade in a large non-reactive pan. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 6.

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and coat generously with some of the rub. Arrange the chicken, skin side-up, in a baking pan and pour the apple juice in the bottom. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and roast for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

  • Uncover the chicken and continue roasting, basting with the sauce occasionally, until the skin is golden.

Jack's Old South Meat Marinade: Jack's Old South BBQ Rub:
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika

  • 1/4 cup kosher salt

  • 3 tablespoons black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • Combine all ingredients and mix well.

  • Yield: 3/4 cup

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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