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honey barbecue roast chicken

I bet y’all were wondering where I got the chicken from to make chicken salad the other day.

Actually, you were probably just wondering where I got the moldy bread to make the sandwich. And DID I REALLY EAT IT??!??!! No, short story is that after I noticed the spot of mold on the bread, I scooped the salad on tortilla chips and happily dug in.

Food bloggers: they’re just like us! They get mold on their bread, runs in their panty-hose, have a special pair of “fat pants”, and break out at inopportune times. Forgive me.

Now, back to the chicken.

She’s organic! And I’m sure lived a very happy life roaming around a Northern California farm before making it into my oven. If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good roast chicken.

And this one is special because I use the secret special super fab ingredient that makes all things good:

You’ve probably been using this stuff for years. You also probably never get mold on your bread or zits on your chin! But as for me….I just found out about this magic powder and have been liberally rubbing it on everything since.

It’s nothing fancy….I think it cost $2 at Safeway?

So to make this roast chicken, all I did was smother the sucker in this seasoning, stuff a head of garlic inside and after it was done roasting to perfection, I brushed the whole thing was enough honey to make your grandma swoon.

The end result was a sweet, spicy, tender roast chicken that made a wonderfully comforting meal alongside rice and veggies as well as killer chicken salad.

The recipe is live over at PBS Food! Have a wonderful holiday weekend, friends!

 

 

 

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    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    September 2, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Confession: I’ve never roasted a chicken in my life. This might be a good place to start.

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray
    September 2, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Love that spice rub, but never have tried it on a roasted chicken! This looks amazing! Headed over there to check it out!

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    Holly @ The Runny Egg
    September 2, 2011 at 4:45 am

    I’ve made one whole roasted chicken in my life and it was so much fun — it turned out so well and my house smelled absolutely amazing!

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    September 2, 2011 at 4:50 am

    I saw this picture on Instagram and KNEW you were up to something in the kitchen πŸ™‚

    And $2 spice blend finds?! Love it! That’s a new one to me and I bet so versatile. Not just on pork or chicken but on roasted veggies. I’ll look for it.

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    Molly @ RDexposed
    September 2, 2011 at 4:50 am

    I just want to smell your house after you make this!!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    September 2, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Oooh yum! I’ve always been so intimidated by roasting a whole chicken, but I have no idea why. The spice rub sounds awesome! Never seen it before but maybe I’ll try to recreate it….
    Have a lovely Labour Day weekend Jenna!

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    September 2, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Great pictures and recipe! Have a great weekend too πŸ™‚

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    Corey @ Learning Patience
    September 2, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Roasting whole chicken is definitely where’s it at….I always do the beer can way though…never just tried throwing one in the oven….will have to try it soon…

    xoxo from Trinidad

    p.s. made a huge batch of my chicken salad yesterday…. noticed yours didn’t use fresh tarragon….girl you MUST try and add it next time..makes all the difference in the world..sooo good!

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    Blog is the New Black
    September 2, 2011 at 5:09 am

    I bet your house s,mells wonderful!!!

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    VeggieGirl
    September 2, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Now THIS is a fantastic chicken recipe – yum!

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    R @ Learning As I Chop
    September 2, 2011 at 5:24 am

    I’ve never thought to put garlic inside my chicken. I usually do lemon. However my husband was just looking over my shoulder and said “that chicken looks good. We should get the recipe.”

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      Baking N Books
      September 2, 2011 at 5:56 am

      Lol- sounds like a smart man!

      Never roasted my own chicken but admit to copping out and buying the deli ones at the supermarket. Love the BBQ or the lemon and rosemary….garlic? Is that overwhelming though?? I’d think I’d rather stuffing it with bread stuffing πŸ˜‰

      P.S Do you buy all organic meats now?

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    Christina
    September 2, 2011 at 5:33 am

    If you ever have the opportunity to go to the restaurant of the same name, I highly recommend it! Best barbecue I’ve ever had and it’s the place my brother always requests for his birthday dinner.

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    Erin
    September 2, 2011 at 6:09 am

    I’ve never roasted a chicken, but I’ve done turkey several times. I need to try this.

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    September 2, 2011 at 6:18 am

    Honey at the end is such a grreat idea!

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    Helena
    September 2, 2011 at 6:19 am

    You should definitely read “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan… about Rosie πŸ˜€

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    amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    September 2, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Mmm. I grew up with my Mom’s Honey Baked Chicken. But Honey Roasted sounds like a fabulous tweak. πŸ˜‰

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    sarah@spinach and spice
    September 2, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Love your shoes in the last post πŸ™‚
    This chicken looks awesome! Heading on over to PBS to print out the recipe now!

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    Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove
    September 2, 2011 at 6:40 am

    The chicken looks amazing – I’m sure it would be a real crowd pleaser!

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    Holly @ Food, Make-Up, Hair
    September 2, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Mmm – I love Famous Dave’s Restaurant! I didn’t know they made a rub – I bet it’s really good, I’ll have to look for it. If you ever find a bottle of their BBQ sauce, definitely get it because it’s awesome.

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    Pippa @ Sunday Suppers with Pippa
    September 2, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Roast chicken is the best. I usually place a whole head of garlic, a lemon (cut in 1/2), and sprigs of thyme in the cavity. Have a wonderful Holiday weekend!

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    Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl
    September 2, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Be still my heart. That looks SO amazing (and totally Paleo–YAY!)! I am definitely putting chicken on my grocery list! πŸ™‚

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    katie @KatieDid
    September 2, 2011 at 7:13 am

    I roasted my first chicken last year and was so proud of myself! I was completely intimidated but it ended up being pretty easy and sooooo delicious!

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    Lisa @ Life in Green
    September 2, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Roast chicken is my go-to. I’m definitely going to try your version sometime. I’m really on a honey kick so maybe sooner than later πŸ™‚

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    kathleen
    September 2, 2011 at 7:42 am

    i did not even notice the mold yesterday!! eh… it happens to the best of us πŸ™‚

    i was so inspired to make your chicken salad yesterday, i raced to fresh market and totally cheated with a store bought rotisserie chicken. can’t wait to try my own!!

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    Karen
    September 2, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Off topic, but I’ve been meaning to tell you that I’ve been having difficulties connecting to eatliverun.com for the past few weeks. I get an error message 3 out of 4 times. Not sure if it’s my browser and/or unique to me or you made a recent change that disrupted the connection, but just wanted to let you know.

    Have a good weekend, Jenna!

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      jenna
      September 2, 2011 at 7:52 am

      that’s so odd! No one else has reported an issue like that so maybe it is your browser? I’ll take a look at it regardless. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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        Karen
        September 3, 2011 at 4:47 am

        In that case, it’s likely one of those quirks that isn’t worth either of us trying to unravel…I’ll continue to come visiting. πŸ™‚

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    Sweet and Savvy
    September 2, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Love the idea of honey BBQ! I’ve never roasted a chicken.. raw meat grosses me out! Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    September 2, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Love bbq chicken!! have a safe holiday weekend πŸ™‚

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    Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen
    September 2, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Yumm – and I love the whole smothering with honey part!

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    Lindsay @ biking before bed
    September 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Oh I love famous dave’s. I have their barbecue sauce but didn’t know they made a dry rub too!

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef
    September 2, 2011 at 9:49 am

    oh goodness…this looks fantastic!

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    Bev Weidner
    September 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Mommy.

    I just went blind. I’m a new woman.

    DELISH.

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    Anne
    September 2, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Oh my I think the family just might need this for Sunday dinner :). In other news I am making your banana chocolate chip muffins this afternoon and can hardly wait!!!

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    Angharad
    September 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Happy holiday weekend! Hope you’re doing something fun. I hardly ever get to roast a whole chicken – mainly because my husband always jumps in and starts deconstructing it {ahem butchering it} first! Next time, he will have to fight me…

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    Jackie @ That Deep Breath
    September 2, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Yum!! This looks so easy and delicious. Nothing is more comforting than roast chicken and mashed potatoes!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    September 2, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Mmmm.. that looks so delish! I might muster some courage to roast a full chicken this fall. Never done it before. Hold my hands? πŸ˜€

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    Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas
    September 2, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Famous Daves makes the best rubs!

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    Ashley Smith Mikkelson
    September 2, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Hi Jenna! I know this has nothing to do with this Chicken (which looks great BTW!); I wanted to share a book with you I have finished reading, and I think you may enjoy. “How to bake a perfect life”, by Barbara O’Neal. Happy rEATing!!

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    French Heart
    September 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    They still make panty-hose? I haven’t seen a pair of those babies in ten years. Move from stylish San Francisco to a resort beach town–become a rube. πŸ˜‰

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    Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble
    September 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I love roasted chicken! and I love making my own, but it somehow always seems cheaper to just buy the precooked ones in the grocery store. Now riddle me that… Glad you didn’t eat moldy bread!

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    Emily
    September 2, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I’ve been wanting to roast my own chicken lately; I found a method for the crockpot and I may use that plus your honey bbq recipe πŸ™‚

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    Kiah
    September 2, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    AH I love hearing the word “y’all.” I never hear it anymore now that I’m in New England, and every time I use it I think they think I dropped out of school in 10th grade. πŸ™‚

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    Emmy (wineandbutter)
    September 3, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Does anybody know what the spice mix has in it?! I live in the UK so obv that brand wouldn’t be available but I LOVE roast chicken and so would love to know the combo! xox

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    Lindsey
    September 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Sitting here with a full belly after making this chicken (my first roast chicken!) for dinner tonight. So, so good.

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    Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen
    September 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    the chicken looks beautiful….on my way to PBS!

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    Roastin’ | Big City, Lil Kitchen
    September 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm

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    Jackie
    September 5, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Hi Jenna

    What type of honey did you use in this recipe. Also, I noticed that your chicken is breast side down, did you bake it that way the whole time.

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    Kristin
    September 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Hilarious about the mold on the bread … I didn’t see it the first time, but after you mentioned it here, I went back to that post to check it out … mold scares me! haha.
    This chicken looks great – will definitely try it! Love your blog! I have some friends who live in Savannah and I just LOVE Southern folks … so warm and so gracious, among other many wonderful qualities. I want to do a Savannah, SC & NC trip sometime soon … eat good food and experience all the great things in Savannah, first and foremost! πŸ™‚

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