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Husband Approved Dry Rubbed Chicken

Incredibly juicy, flavor-packed chicken and no BBQ grill required.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 5 -8 servings
Author Tommy

Ingredients

  • For the Brine
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 1/3 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • For the Chicken
  • 3- 3 1/2 lbs chicken leg quarters or your favorite cut
  • 1 serving Husband Approved Dry Rub *see recipe link above under Tips

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients for brine together. Place chicken and brine in a large ziplock bag and seal tightly. Give bag a good shaking to ensure brine reaches all areas of chicken. Place sealed bag in a baking pan to catch any liquid that may escape and place in refrigerator. Brine for 4-24 hours making sure to turn chicken bag halfway through brining.
  2. Make dry rub recipe- set aside (takes about 5 mins to make).
  3. Once chicken is brined, removed from brine and rinse well under cold water. Pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  5. Pull the layer of skin back from one side of chicken and place exposed meat directly on dry rub. Replace chicken skin back over meat. Cover all sides of chicken with rub. By placing rub under chicken skin, extra flavor will be infused into meat.
  6. Place rubbed chicken in two baking pans. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 50-60 mins or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165℉.

Recipe Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.* Prep time does not include brining time.