|Lark's Country Heart Dutch Oven Chicken|
Now if you have never cooked in a Dutch Oven before, you always start by getting those BBQ briquettes HOT! I next place 6 slices of raw bacon in the bottom of the dutch oven. *I do this just to grease the bottom of the pan so the chicken wont stick. Some people just use lard.*
Make sure to rinse chicken and place in a large bowl.
Pour 1 quart of Buttermilk over chicken.
Let set while coals are getting hot.
You can double this mixture accordingly to how much
chicken you are cooking.
2 C. Flour
1 tsp. Pepper
1 tsp. Paprika
1/2 tsp. Poultry Seasoning
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
1 tsp. Salt
Mix together well.
When coals are hot and bacon semi-cooked, take each piece of chicken and coat in flour mix. Place Skin side down in pan. Then just start layering on top.(skin side up) Place lid on dutch oven.
Place hot coals into a pit, or hole in the ground. Place dutch oven on top of them. And more hot coals on the lid. And let it cook. I usually check on it after about 1 hour....however my Dad says this is a NO-NO! (I just have to make sure it's not burning) A LARGE batch of chicken will take about 1 1/2 hrs.- 2 hours to cook. (around 20-25 pieces)
And doesn't it look mouth watering?
If you can find the time, it is well worth it.