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Classic Roast Chicken - For Weber SmokeFire

  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    10 mins

  • Grilling Time

    1:15 to 1:30 h

People
Serves 4
Prep Time
10 mins
Grilling Time
1:15 to 1:30 h

the Ingredients

Chicken

Pellet Flavor

  • Apple
  • 1 whole chicken, 5 to 5½ pounds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 whole lemon, quartered (optional)
  • 3 fresh herb sprigs (optional)

Instructions

  • 01 Prepare your grill for cooking over medium heat (400°F).
  • 02 Remove any excess fat from the inside of the cavity. Also remove the giblets, it there are any. The wing tips tend to burn and they don’t have much meat, so either cut them o or tuck the tips under the back of the chicken.
  • 03 Lightly coat the surface of the chicken with good olive oil and season inside and out with salt and pepper, especially the outside of the chicken skin. Salt is crucial for a deliciously crisp skin. If you like, stuff the cavity with some herb sprigs and a quartered lemon for added flavors.
  • 04 Truss the chicken to make it evenly compacted and to protect the top of the breasts with the ends of the drumsticks.
  • 05 Place the chicken over medium heat and let it roast for an hour or so, until the internal temperature in the breast reaches 165°F.
  • 06 Remove from the grill and let chicken rest at room temperature, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 07 Cut chicken into serving pieces and serve warm.
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