Chicken is a great choice for a cook out. It tastes great, is inexpensive and cooks quickly as compared to Ribs, Brisket or Pulled Pork. This is how we do Whole Chickens at the Farmers Markets.
2. Remove from the package and wipe dry with a paper towel. Lay on the cutting board breast side up.
3. Take a knife and slice down both sides of the breast bone (hard lump in the center of the bird)
4. Use your shears to cut the breast bone out of the bird.
5. Flip the bird over & use the shears to cut along both sides of the back bone. This is the hardest part to cut.
5. Discard the back bone and liberally season the inside of the bird. Dizzy Pigs Raging River is an excellent rub for chicken
6. Put the birds on the grille skin side up and season the top. The chicken cooker is pretty hot probably around 350 degrees or so
7. We do our chickens on a Meadow Creek BBQ 42 the coals are about 18 inches down and the birds are sandwiched between the grates for easy flipping. I cook them for about an hour or until a thermometer inserted in the thick part of the breast reads 165 degrees.
The finished product tender, juicy & delicious!!!
1. Whole Chickens ready to disassemble. Don’t be intimated by this at .99 per lb it is the most cost effective way to buy chicken and with a decent pair of shears and a knife you can have them ready for the cooker in no time.