Slow Roasted BBQ Whole Chicken
  • 1 whole pastured chicken
  • 2-3 large carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups bone broth or water for the bottom of the pan
  • ½ cup-ish of BBQ sauce (Homemade or quality organic store bought – just really watch those ingredients – no HFCS or other additives. Organic preferable since tomatoes are on the Dirty Dozen. 1 recipe of my homemade BBQ will give you more than enough to baste and leave you with some dipping sauce!)
  1. Wash out the chicken, pat dry, and tie up the legs with cooking twine.
  2. Put the veggies in the bottom of your roasting pan along with the bone broth or water.
  3. Put the chicken BREAST DOWN in the roasting pan and roast at 250 degrees with the lid ON for 3 hours.
  4. Take the pan out of the oven and turn the chicken around to breast side UP.
  5. Brush a layer of barbeque sauce over the breasts and the legs.
  6. Put the chicken back in the oven WITHOUT the lid and bake at 350 for another 30-45 minutes. Every 10-15 minutes, brush another layer of barbeque sauce over the breasts and the legs. Keep the lid off.
Recipe by The Nourishing Gourmet at