By: EatingWell User
I planned to make this recipe, using oil, salt, and Jamaican jerk rub (not the spices listed here) to make my work effort as little as possible. I had already made rub in advance (I make a larger rub mixture in advance so it is easy to grab, and store it in a small glass canning jar). I realized that I had accidentally purchased a pre-cut (organic) chicken and not a whole (organic) chicken. Because of my situation, I used the general idea for this recipe and modified it as best as I could. I did the following: 1) went out to my garden and cut enough fresh rosemary to coat the bottom of my half sheet pan (I have a big plant), 2) rinsed & dried the chicken 3) Rubbed kosher salt all over the chicken pieces, 4) coated chicken with olive oil 5) coated the chicken which the pre-made Jamaican jerk rub, 5) placed the chicken on top of the rosemary in the pan, 6) poured a can of beer into the shallow half sheet pan. 7) Put it in the oven at 450oF for 10 min, 8) dropped the temp to 325oF and cooked it for another hour. I just took it out and tasted it and it is great! The rosemary flavor is strong, so if you don't like rosemary this isn't for you. Only down side was the organic chicken pieces are only 3.5 lbs total (I weighed it before I started) so there isn't that much meat on the chicken compared to the larger chicken pieces purchased at the stores.