Take roasting chicken to the next level with this awesome vertical roaster. Yes the chicken is literally cooked standing upright. The chicken is typically placed on a special vertical roaster that holds a can of beer that the chicken is later placed on top of. The beer helps bring flavor and moisture to the chicken. Instead of using a can of beer I used this ceramic chicken roaster and poured white wine in there. This method of roasting helps the chicken stay juicy and tender on the inside while nice and crispy on the outside. The flavors you get out of this roasting method is truly phenomenal. 

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp paprika 

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 1/2 tsp kosher salt

5 lb chicken 

3 garlic cloves, grated 

1/2 cup white wine 

Instructions: 

1 . Make the chicken rub by combining cumin, paprika, cayenne, black pepper, and salt. 

2 . Rinse the chicken and pat it dry. Rub the outside and inside of the chicken cavity with the grated garlic. 

3 . Evenly distribute the combined spices on the outside and inside of the chicken. Place it in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. 

4 . Once the chicken in marinated, place the chicken stand onto a rimmed baking dish. Pour the white wine into the vertical chicken stand and place the chicken onto it. 

5 . Drizzle olive oil over the chicken and roast at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until the thickest part of the chicken thigh reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit on a instant-read thermometer. 

Vertically Roasted Chicken
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1½ tsp kosher salt
  • 5 lb chicken
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • ½ cup white wine
Instructions
  1. Make the chicken rub by combining cumin, paprika, cayenne, black pepper, and salt.
  2. Rinse the chicken and pat it dry. Rub the outside and inside of the chicken cavity with the grated garlic.
  3. Evenly distribute the combined spices on the outside and inside of the chicken. Place it in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  4. Once the chicken in marinated, place the chicken stand onto a rimmed baking dish. Pour the white wine into the vertical chicken stand and place the chicken onto it.
  5. Drizzle olive oil over the chicken and roast at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until the thickest part of the chicken thigh reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit on a instant-read thermometer.