Oven-Baked, Best Ever, Juiciest Chicken

READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix 10 cups water, sugar and salt in a large roasting pan or stock pot.
  • Place chicken skin side down in the water mixture (add more water if necessary to cover chicken.).
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Drain chicken and pat dry.
  • 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.
  • Brush each half with 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce.
  • Sprinkle with 1-1/4 teaspoon of Rub.
  • Turn halves over and repeat.
  • Bake chicken skin sides up, basting every 20 minutes (VERY IMPORTANT) with pan juices, for about 2 hours.
  • THIS IS WORTH THE EFFORT!
  • 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.
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