Preparation / Directions:
Although this is not REAL BBQ it is an easy way to cook a whole chicken on a gas grill!
And you thought gas grills were for those fat, white-legged guys you see in the neighborhood every Sunday burning steak. This recipe is so simple that I always wonder why those "Famous" TV cooks have not demonstrated it.
I call it Easy Roasted Chicken.
Split the chicken by cutting up the middle of the breast bone. Press the chicken flat, and rub both sides, plus under the skin around the breast, with the following concoction:
Mix the spices thoroughly in a bowl. Store remainder in a covered jar in a cool pantry.
Light both sides of your gas grill and leave them on high for ten minutes or until the lava rocks are hot. Shut off one side of the grill and turn the other side to its lowest setting. Place the chicken, skin side up, on the off side of the grill. Close the cover and let it cook for 45 minutes.
Raise the cover and turn the chicken 90F, close the cover and finish cooking for another 45 minutes. Test the thigh for doneness with an instant reading meat thermometer. About 180F is okay or pull the wing, it should come off easily. Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for at least ten minutes before slicing.