Dr. Baker's Original Cornell Chicken Recipe

Dr. Baker's Original Cornell Chicken Recipe

Cornell University professor Dr. Robert Baker invented this barbecue chicken recipe to increase poultry consumption; the recipe became a favorite.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the basting sauce ingredients in a blender and mix until emulsified.
  3. Step 3

    Place the chicken halves in a large zip-top plastic bag and pour in 1/2 cup of the sauce.
  4. Step 4

    Seal the bag and shake gently to coat the chicken evenly.
  5. Step 5

    Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. Step 6

    Remove the chicken from the marinade and wipe off excess sauce from the surface. Discard the marinade.
  7. Step 7

    Grill over charcoal, turning often and liberally basting with the remaining sauce every 10 minutes, for about 1 hour, or until cooked through.