Coffee-Rubbed Roasted Chicken

Coffee-Rubbed Roasted Chicken

Serves 4 to 6

A coffee, brown sugar and butter rub adds unique and flavorful crispness to whole roasted chicken. Feel free to substitute individual chicken pieces if you like, or try the rub on pork, beef or duck.

  • 3 tablespoons finely ground Whole Trade® coffee beans
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 (3- to 4-pound) whole chicken
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Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, stir together coffee, butter, sugar, garlic, pepper and salt. Arrange chicken, breast side up, in a shallow roasting pan and spread rub all over to coat completely. While not necessary, you may cover and refrigerate up to two days at this point.

Roast chicken, basting every 20 minutes or so with pan juices, until skin is deep golden brown and crisp and meat is cooked through, about 1 hour. Set aside to rest 10 minutes then transfer to a cutting board, carve and serve hot.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:440 calories (250 from fat), 27g total fat, 10g saturated fat, 150mg cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 41g protein
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