Texas-Style Fryer Recipe
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Texas-Style Fryer Recipe

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Spring is a special season for us. That's when we invite family and friends over to see the beautiful wildflowers in our backyard and to sample this tender juicy chicken.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Grill: 1 hour
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Grill: 1 hour
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

12 ounce-weight: 579 calories, 44g fat (20g saturated fat), 193mg cholesterol, 1601mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 42g protein.


  1. Combine seasoned salt and pepper; rub inside and outside of chicken. Place chicken on rotisserie rod on grill with a drip pan according to manufacturer's directions.
  2. In a small saucepan, saute garlic in butter for 1 minute. Stir in broth and lemon juice.
  3. Pour into drip pan and place under chicken. Baste with sauce every 15 minutes for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°. Additional broth may be added to basting sauce if necessary. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Texas-Style Fryer in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p92

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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jblunt4 User ID: 1506399 20104
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2012

"This chicken was amazing! quick prep, easy cleanup and yummy results! This is definitely a keeper!"

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