Rating: 4.2 stars
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Simple preparation in a Dutch oven for a moist and delicious whole chicken.

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs
additional:
1 hr 40 mins
total:
3 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine salt, brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, and chipotle pepper in a bowl. Rinse and pat chicken dry. Rub with seasoning blend, placing any excess in the cavity.

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  • Allow to rest at room temperature for up to 90 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place chicken in the bottom of a Dutch oven. Pour butter over the chicken. Cover.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, 2 to 3 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove from the oven and allow to rest, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

  • Carve chicken and spoon over pan drippings before serving.

Cook's Notes:

The seasoning blend can be substituted or altered to taste.

Step 3 is optional.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; protein 37.6g; carbohydrates 9.2g; fat 12.6g; cholesterol 121.2mg; sodium 2979.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2020
I didn’t know what Kosher salt was so I used regular table salt and it made It too salty. Aside from that the colour and texture were good. Will definitely try again with less salt. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2021
I cut back on the Kosher salt & it still was way too salty. I would recommend about 1 1/2 to 2 T instead of 1/4 cup. Also, I used a 4lb chicken & it was done in less than 2 hrs. The skin does not get crispy so you might want to put it under the broiler for the last 10-15 min. if you like a crispy skin. Disappointed in this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2020
FABULOUS! My daughter says I need to make this once a week. I rarely pull out the dutch oven and this recipe has me regretting that decision- this was the most moist chicken I've ever made and the flavor was great too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2021
I love anything that I can make in my Dutch oven. Cooked a lot quicker than the recipe states and I had the identical recommended weight for the bird. It was good but not sure it was worth the effort for the topping. Would have been just as good with salt, pepper and butter. Read More