Roasting a Whole Chicken

Okay, it’s almost flippin’ December.  Way too late to be camping in most places and nobody really wants to eat a whole bird after Thanksgiving.  As usual, my timing is fantastically terrible, as this post is about cooking a whole chicken on a campfire. 

But you campers gotta see this.  Of all the things I made in this fun campfire cooking series, none tops the whole chicken.  It came out so perfect.  Brown skin, juicy on the inside, and an aroma that had me watching my back for bears. 

Coat it with oil, season it with plenty of salt and hopefully some cayenne to give it a spice (or pound it with the infamous MONEY SPICE).  Wrap up really well in aluminum foil, start that thing over some really hot flames to brown it and get the cooking process started, and then finish it slowly on some hot coals until you feel that thing is done – should take at least an hour.  The slower the better. 

Anyway, here’s the video.  Hope at least some of you enjoyed this series and put it to good use when the timing is right. 

Published in: on November 30, 2010 at 9:06 am  Comments (8)  
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