Whole Grilled Chicken

Prep Duration: 15 minutes

Cooking Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Total: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Servings: 4


medium green onions, chopped (1/2 cup) 
tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
tablespoons lemon juice
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1clove garlic, finely chopped
½-to 3-pound whole broiler-fryer chicken


  • If using charcoal grill, place drip pan directly under grilling area, and arrange coals around edge of firebox. Heat coals or gas grill for indirect heat.
  • Mix all ingredients except chicken in small bowl. Rub mixture over skin of chicken, and place 2 tablespoons mixture in cavity of chicken. Insert barbecue meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh muscle and does not touch bone.
  • Cover and grill chicken, breast side up, over drip pan or over unheated side of gas grill and 4 to 6 inches from medium-high heat 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes. Rotate chicken one-half turn once, until thermometer reads 180° and juice of chicken is no longer pink when center of thigh is cut. Garnish as desired.