This is a recipe that the kids and I came up with today. I wanted something cheap, quick and easy. I’m a homeschool mom and I just don’t have time to stand over the stove all day. Can you believe that? I was going to get chicken breasts and cook them with barbeque sauce all day in the crockpot and serve on buns, but when I got to the store I couldn’t afford the breasts. The whole chicken was way cheaper. So, I had to back up and punt and I went ahead and bought it and this is the result!
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 to 1/4 onion cut in a wedge
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 whole chicken with the yucky parts removed and the chicken rinsed inside and out.
Barbeque Sauce Ingredients:
1 can tomato sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
Mix the rub ingredients in a small bowl minus the onion. Put 1/2 of the mix inside of the chicken along with the onion wedge. Take the rest of the rub and coat both sides of the chicken and rub thoroughly making sure every part of the chicken is coated. Place chicken in greased baking dish and cover with tinfoil. Bake at 350 degrees for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Then uncover chicken and finish baking till golden brown and juices run clear.
At this point you have two choices. You can let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes, slice and serve, which is amazing on it’s own as a roast chicken, or you can make the barbeque sauce recipe to serve on top of the chicken on buns. Either way it’s delicious!
Barbeque Sauce Directions: Mix all the barbeque sauce ingredients in a small pot and warm through. That’s all! You can adjust the heat level by adding more or less chili powder. The longer it cooks, the more it reduces and the better it tastes. Then toast your buns, put your chicken on and then top it all off with a large heaping of the barbeque sauce. So yummy, we all made two sandwiches!
This is Twilight, he loves to cook! See him sniffing the air as we cook the chicken and barbeque sauce! It was killing him having to wait for his taste. He is patiently waiting for a bite, which we gave him of course!
Variations: Add your favorite cheese to the sandwich while everything is piping hot. Don’t have a favorite cheese? Try Provolone!
Roast the chicken with potatoes and carrots and use the barbeque sauce as a dip.
Take the leftover chicken, shred, add mayo and make chicken salad.