Whole Oven-Barbecued Chicken

Recipe by PaulaG
READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon zest to barbecue sauce; mix well.
  • Place chicken in baking pan, place 2 of the lemon halves and garlic cloves inside the cavity of the chicken, rub the outside of the chicken with remaining lemon halves and discard; tie the legs together using kitchen twine.
  • Bake for 1 hour 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. The internal temperature should be 165 degrees F, basting with the sauce mixture every 5 minutes during the last 20 minutes of baking.
  • Sprinkle with reserved lemon peel during the last 5 minutes.
  • Prepare the stuffing mix as directed on package, place stuffing in oven during last 30 minutes of chicken baking time.
  • Remove and discard lemon halves and garlic cloves from chicken cavity; skim fat from drippings in baking pan; serve drippings with chicken and stuffing.
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