Oven-Baked, Best Ever, Juiciest Chicken

Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep
25 mins
Cook
2 hrs

This is a variation of a recipe from Clarks Outpost in Tioga, Texas. It's best to start it the day before so it has enough time to marinate. Everybody raves about it!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix 10 cups water, sugar and salt in a large roasting pan or stock pot.
  2. Place chicken skin side down in the water mixture (add more water if necessary to cover chicken.).
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  5. Drain chicken and pat dry.
  6. Place chicken halves skin side down in a single layer on heavy large baking sheet with rim, that has been lined with aluminum foil, preferably Release foil.
  7. Brush each half with 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce.
  8. Sprinkle with 1-1/4 teaspoon of Rub.
  9. Turn halves over and repeat.
  10. Bake chicken skin sides up, basting every 20 minutes (VERY IMPORTANT) with pan juices, for about 2 hours.
  11. THIS IS WORTH THE EFFORT!
  12. If you use chicken parts, like breast, thigh or drumsticks, reduce the cooking time to 1 hour, 30 minutes-ish. And reduce cooking time even more if using a convection oven.