Mesquite-Roasted Chicken

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Weber's Big Book of Grilling

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the rub: in a bowl, combine all the rub ingredients; set aside.
  2. Chickens: remove and discard the neck, giblets, and any excess fat from the chickens.
  3. Rinse the chickens, inside and out, under cold water; pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Remove the backbones and cut each chicken in half.
  5. Coat each chicken half thoroughly with the rub, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  6. Make the sauce: in a small bowl, whisk the sauce ingredients together along with ½ cup water.
  7. Follow your grill’s instructions for using wood chips; grill the chicken halves skin side up, over Indirect Medium heat until the juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 170° in the breast and 180° in the thickest part of the thigh, about 1 ¼ hours.
  8. Remove from the grill and loosely cover with foil; let rest for about 5 minutes before cutting the halves in two.
  9. Serve warm with the sauce on the side.

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