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Whole Barbecued Chicken

Whole Barbecued Chicken recipe
photo by:kraft
Here's the summertime version of winter's best comfort food: whole roasted chicken. Only this one is cooked on the grill with tangy BBQ sauce.
10 min
2 hr 10 min
12 servings
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What You Need

 whole chickens (3 lb. each)
small  lemons, cut in half
cup  KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
tsp.  Italian seasoning
cloves  garlic, peeled

Make It

HEAT grill for indirect grilling: Light one side of grill, leaving other side unlit. Close lid; heat grill to 350ºF.

TRIM and discard excess fat from chickens. Squeeze lemon juice into small bowl; reserve lemon halves. Add barbecue sauce and seasoning to juice; mix well. Place 2 each lemon halves and garlic cloves inside each chicken cavity.

PLACE chickens, breast-sides up, on grate over unlit area; cover. Grill 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until chicken is done (165°F), turning and brushing occasionally with sauce for the last 20 min. Remove and discard lemon halves and garlic from chickens before serving.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Special Extra
Garnish with additional lemons and roasted garlic. Lemon wedges can be grilled for 5 min. alongside chicken to bring out their sweetness.
Substitute 1 large chicken (4 to 5 lb.) for the 2 smaller chickens. Grill 1 hour 45 min. to 2 hours or until chicken is done (165°F). Makes 10 servings.
How to Grill on a Charcoal Grill
Carefully arrange hot coals evenly around side of charcoal grate. Place drip pan in center of grate; fill with 1 cup water. Place cooking grate over coals. Place chicken on grate centered over drip pan. Cover grill with lid. Grill as directed.
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