A quick and efficient way to cook a whole bird on the grill is to butterfly it. This method is so popular, especially in Southern California, that large chains have thrived selling chile-rubbed butterflied chicken to happy patrons. When cooking a whole chicken on the grill, try searing the chicken first over direct heat then finish cooking over indirect heat (as instructed in this recipe). That way you avoid the all too common problem when grilling—chicken burned on the outside and raw in the center. For best flavor, let the chicken marinate in the rub overnight in the refrigerator.
Lifestyle: Budget, Entertaining
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, All Seasons
Type os dish: Main Dish, Dinner
Holidays & Occasions: Cinco de Mayo, Super Bowl, Father’s Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Memorial Day
Diets: Heart Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Saturated Fat, Lower Sodium