A Whole Chicken on the Grill

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

You can enjoy a moist, flavorful grilled chicken, complete with succulent juices, even without a spit. Don't truss this bird, because the legs won't cook evenly when pressed up against the body. From the New Basics Cookbook! Spanish inspired.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare hot coals for grilling.
  2. Stir all the ingredients, except chicken, together in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Brush the chicken well with the sauce.
  4. Grill the chicken over low heat, preferably covered, for about 1 hour and 10 minutes(turn the chicken a quarter turn and brush it with sauce every 15 minutes).
  5. Let the chicken stand 10 minutes before carving and serving. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

I have never done this before. It turned out great! Didn't have enough tomato paste, so I has to add a little ketchup to round it out. Used a mix of red wine and basalmic vinegar instead of Red Wine Vinegar. Ours took about 1 hour 45 min, but it may have still been a little frozen inside. Thank you so much- the leftovers also made wonderful chicken soup later!

LousyChef September 15, 2014

Mine took a bit longer to cook, but other than that is was great! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Moon August 12, 2007

This was amazing!!!!!!!!I had a little grill still in the box...so I went and bought the stuff needed to grill a chicken, and it turned out amazing!!!!!!!!!!! Me and the DH ate ALL of it!!!!!! I am so dissapointed that it took me this long to try and review the recipe!!!! A pic has been posted as well! Thanks!

crazycookinmama June 10, 2007

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