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Coffee Rubbed Slow RoastedĀ Chicken

April 18, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4 to 6
Author Notes

My Slow Roasted Lemon Chicken was the inspiration for this coffee rubbed one. I just love the slow roast on low heat. —inpatskitchen

What You'll Need
  • Coffee rub ( makes 4 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon very finely ground coffee
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  • Chicken and roasting
  • 1 4 to 5 pound whole chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, halved
  • 3 tablespoons coffee rub
  1. Coffee rub ( makes 4 tablespoons)
  2. Combine all ingredients.
  1. Chicken and roasting
  2. Place the garlic in the cavity of the chicken and rub the chicken with the olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle and lightly rub the chicken with the coffee rub. Cover and park in the fridge for an hour or two.
  4. Roast the chicken in a 250F oven for 5 hours, uncovered. After an hour or so, tilt the chicken to let accumulated juices out of the cavity and baste the chicken with the juices. Repeat this every 30 to 40 minutes while the chicken is roasting.
  5. After roasting and while the chicken is resting you can make a pan sauce by placing the roasting pan over two burners on the stove, leaving a few tablespoons of the drippings. Add the garlic that was roasting in the cavity ( mash it) along with a teaspoon of the rub and 2 cups of chicken broth. Thicken with a little instant flour if desired. Purely optional..

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Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!

6 Reviews

DStewnpg November 18, 2013
I made this recipe and it is fabulous. The rub is a keeper for other things such as beef or pork, but the chicken was so tender and juicy, I cooked it in my crock pot. Love the flavor of the sauce. I served it with boiled red potatoes and pan seared brussel sprouts, a definite keeper.
inpatskitchen November 18, 2013
I'm so happy you enjoyed! Thanks so much!
ashleychasesdinner October 5, 2011
I love this too! I can't wait to make this!!
inpatskitchen October 6, 2011
gingerroot April 18, 2011
I love this!!
inpatskitchen April 18, 2011
Thank you!!