Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is one of my originals. I shared this with a good friend who posted it elsewhere on the web. The Carolina BBQ rub recipe can be found on about.com. It is not my recipe so I won't post it here. Mashed potatoes and a green salad or cooked veggie go well with this chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Remove the giblets from the bird and rinse the chicken well, inside and out.
  3. Pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Using your fingers, starting at the open end of the chicken, separate the skin from the meat over the breast.
  5. Use great care not to tear skin.
  6. Rub half of the barbecue rub on the meat under the skin.
  7. Place the onions, rosemary, sage, and 1/4 of remaining rub in the chicken, DO NOT SEW OR TRUSS CLOSED.
  8. Sprinkle black pepper to taste over breast of chicken.
  9. Sprinkle kosher salt over breast of chicken.
  10. Sprinkle last 1/4 of barbecue rub over chicken.
  11. Place in a 4 quart cast iron Dutch oven that has been well oiled with olive oil.
  12. Place in 300°F oven.
  13. Cook for about 3 hours until pop-up timer pops.
  14. Remove bird to a platter and keep warm.
  15. Place Dutch oven on burner over medium high heat.
  16. Mix 3 tbsp flour in 1 teacup of water until smooth.
  17. Add to liquid in the Dutch oven.
  18. Mix the wine in quickly.
  19. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  20. Stir constantly until reduced and slightly thickened.
  21. Slice chicken and serve with gravy.

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