Apple Cider-Ranch Roasted Chicken

Apple Cider-Ranch Roasted Chicken

I was experimenting with beer can chicken without the beer. This turned out great and it's very easy to make!
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Step 2

    Rinse chicken and remove insides; dry off with a paper towel.
  3. Step 3

    Combine ranch dressing mix, granulated garlic, poultry seasoning, paprika, and cayenne for rub in a bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Rub chicken with oil. Put 1/3 cup apple cider, onion wedges, and fresh garlic inside the chicken, using onions to block the opening. Sprinkle rub all over using a teaspoon; be sure to coat legs and under wings.
  5. Step 5

    Place chicken on a stand-up roasting rack and set into a deep baking dish. Pour in remaining apple cider and ranch dressing mix.
  6. Step 6

    Roast in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue to bake until no longer pink in the center, the juices run clear, and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, cover tightly with foil, and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.