Recipe courtesy of Scott Leibfried

Chili Rubbed Chicken

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 1 whole chicken will feed 4 people
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1 whole chicken, innards removed and washed

2 chipotles in adobo

1 cilantro sprig

2 cups Spanish extra-virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves

1 white onion, chopped

1 jalapeno, chopped

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Wash and pat dry chicken and refrigerate. In a food processor, blend the chipotles, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, onion, jalapeno, salt, and pepper. Rub the chili mixture all over the chicken, inside and out. Season with salt and pepper, inside and out. Roast for about 35 to 45 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear. Allow the chicken to rest 15 minutes before cutting.
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