You are here

Grill Smoked Summer Herb Chicken

Web20.Chickens's picture
  Lemons 2
  Whole chicken 3 Pound
  Chopped herbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1. Prepare a medium fire in a covered grill; push hot coals to one side. Or preheat a gas grill for an indirect fire. Cut 1 lemon in quarters and stuff into chicken cavity. Use your fingers to loosen skin of chicken breast and thighs from meat. Carefully insert herbs under skin, taking care not to break skin. Rub skin with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Do not truss chicken.
2. Set chicken, breast side down, on grill rack away from coals. Lower hood and grill 20 minutes. Carefully turn breast side up and continue to grill, covered, until thigh juices run clear when pricked with tip of a knife, 40 to 60 minutes longer. (An instant-reading thermometer should register 180°F) Squeeze juice from remaining lemon and mix with remaining oil to brush over chicken during last 15 minutes of cooking.
3. Let chicken stand 10 minutes before carving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish

Rate It

Your rating: None
Average: 4 (17 votes)

Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 838 Calories from Fat 563

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 63 g96.3%

Saturated Fat 16.2 g81.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 255.1 mg85%

Sodium 603.3 mg25.1%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.2%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g6.1%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 64 g127.4%

Vitamin A 10.6% Vitamin C 46.9%

Calcium 5.9% Iron 19.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Grill Smoked Summer Herb Chicken Recipe