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Sticky Chicken

The greatest chicken rub ever made.


3 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp white pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp black pepper
1 large roasting chicken, or a picnic pack of pieces
1 cup onion, chopped


Preheat oven to 250.

In a small bowl, combine all the spices.  If using whole chicken, remove giblets & clean out cavity, patting dry with paper towels.  Rub the spice mixture well into the chicken, both inside & out, or all over pieces if using cut up chicken.

Stuff cavity with onions, or simply sprinkle onions over pieces, & place in a shallow baking pan.  Roast uncovered at 250 degrees for 5 hours.  If using pieces it will probably only take 4 hours.

Baste chicken every hour with pan juices.  The juices will start to caramelize on the bottom of the pan and the chicken will turn golden brown.  Let rest 10 minutes before carving.  Enjoy!

Note: To make it a Mexican Sticky Chicken:  reduce paprika to 1 tsp., omit thyme, replace with 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp cumin.