Our 25 Best Recipes Ever

25 years, 25 dishes. We're going back in time to count down our best of the best, from 2011 to 1987.

2011: Fantastic Bourbon Smoked Chicken
Photo: Levi Brown

2011: Fantastic Bourbon Smoked Chicken

After Steven Raichlen sent us this recipe in 2011, we declared it the most beautiful and best-tasting chicken we’d ever had. To reinforce the whiskey flavor in the brine and basting butter, Steve says to use Jack Daniel's whiskey barrel chips for smoking—widely available in grill and gourmet shops. This bird is so wonderfully moist and flavorful, it doesn't need added embellishment.

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