How would you like a delicious whole chicken recipe is a wonderful meal that your whole family will love? My husband is an excellent, creative cook. He comes up with the most unique recipes and they always turn out delicious. His latest original recipe is called Arnold Palmer Whole Chicken.
The secret ingredient is. . . . Arnold Palmer. If you never heard of it, keep reading. Not only does it make this recipe delicious, it is also a tasty beverage, especially in the summer. I never would have thought to put it on chicken, but like I said, my husband is a creative cook. He nailed it with this recipe!
Arnold Palmer Whole Chicken Ingredients
If you have read any of my Whole Chicken recipes, you know that I do not enjoy cutting up whole chickens. But I know it is necessary for some recipes, so I did a video tutorial about how to cut up a whole chicken. However, one of the reasons I love the Arnold Palmer Whole Chicken Recipe is because you don’t have to cut up the chicken!
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If you have ever tried Arnold Palmer, you know that it is 1/2 ice tea and 1/2 lemonade. You can make it from scratch or you can buy the Arnold Palmer Brand in both cans and bigger bottles. My husband used a can that we had on hand. The sweetness of the tea and the tartness of the lemonade gives the chicken great flavor.
The two spices used in the Arnold Palmer Whole Chicken are probably spices you have in your cupboard: Seasoning Salt and Garlic Powder. If you have whole, fresh garlic, you could probably substitute it. However, the spices are mixed together and used as a rub.
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I happened to be away when my husband prepared the chicken. He could not find my Dutch oven so he used my large stockpot. He said it worked great because he could put the Sittin’ Chicken in the bottom of the stockpot and have the bird sit on it. Then you can still put the cover on.
I love my stockpot. I use it a lot in the summer when I am processing the garden harvest. It did not occur to me to put it in the oven. However, make sure that your stockpot is completely metal and has no plastic before placing it in the oven.
What in the world is Sittin’ Chicken? Here is a photo. They are available on Amazon.
From the Manufacturer
The Sittin’ Chicken Steamer is designed with a wide opening at the top along with 4 steam ports along the lip. This allows you to fill the hollow shaft with all your favorite fruits, vegetables, sauces, and even wine.As the Sittin’ Chicken Steamer heats up and the liquid of your choice turns to steam all the flavors you have mixed together are evenly cooked throughout your chicken.
I love my Instant Pot too. It is probably one of my favorite kitchen appliances. You can read about my other favorite kitchen tools. This recipe could be easily adapted for the Instant Pot. However, I would put the Arnold Palmer directly into the Instant Pot and leave the Sittin’ Chicken out. I am not sure that it could handle the pressure. I cook my whole chicken in the Instant Pot for 45 minutes and let the pressure release naturally.
Preparing the Chicken
- Clean the cavity of the chicken. Remove neck, liver, gizzard if necessary.
- Rinse out the chicken.
- Pat dry with a paper towel.
- Pour Arnold Palmer into Sittin’ Chicken or into the bottom of stockpot (if you aren’t using Sittin’ Chicken.
- Place Sittin’ Chicken into the stockpot.
- Rub spices all over the outside of the chicken.
- Put the chicken on the Sitting’ Chicken
- Place the cover on the stockpot
- Place stockpot into preheated oven.
- Bake at 275 degrees for 3 hours, turn up to 300 degrees for 15 minutes
Arnold Palmer Whole Chicken
- Stock Pot
- Sitting Chicken (optional)
- 1 whole chicken Local, pastured is best!
- 12 oz Arnold Palmer
- 2 tsp seasoning salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup water
- Preheat Oven to 275 degrees
- Remove neck, gizzard, liver, heart from chicken cavity (if necessary)
- Rinse chicken inside and out. Pat dry with papertowel
- Combine spices, rub all over chicken
- Pour Arnold Palmer into the sitting chicken (if using) otherwise, pour in bottom of stockpot
- Place the seasoned chicken on the sitting chicken or into stock pot directly
- Cover the stockpot
- Place in oven and bake for 3 hours at 275 degrees
- Remove from oven, serve, and enjoy
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