Sarah's Dry Rubbed Chicken


No shrinking-violet blend, you'll TASTE this! Delicious!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Additional Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 20 mins
1 whole chicken


  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon celery seed

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken

  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 onions, quartered


  1. Combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, parsley, oregano, cayenne pepper, sage, thyme, coriander, celery seed, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Rub the chicken inside and out with the spice blend. Stuff the cavity of the chicken with the crushed garlic and onion. Place into a 9x13-inch baking dish and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.

  2. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  3. Remove and discard the plastic wrap. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove the chicken from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

439 Calories
24g Fat
13g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 439
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 426mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 8mg 46%
Potassium 612mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.