If you are looking for a classic American dish, you should definitely go for a grilled whole chicken. Now, if you want to enjoy homemade grilled chicken with homemade sauce, you need to know the right technique. In order to achieve juiciness or tenderness, you will have to learn slow cooking. Anyway, if you do not know how to grill whole chicken properly, you do not have to worry. Here, we will be talking about the recipe and ingredients.
You need the following items to make whole grilled chicken:
- ½ cup of classic homemade barbecue sauce
- Ground pepper and coarse salt
- 1 whole chicken
So, you will have to follow the below-mentioned steps:
- First of all, you will have to set up the grill in such a way so that you can do the indirect grilling. After that, you need to rinse the whole chicken inside. Make the chicken dry as much as possible. After that, you need to season with ground pepper and coarse salt.
- In the second step, you will have to place the chicken on the opposite side of the grill. The breast will be upward. Now, you need to cover it and cook it for a while. You should have a thermometer in order to check the temperature.
- Insert the thermometer in the chicken’ thicket part. The temperature should touch 160 degrees.
- Grill the chicken for at least one and a half hours. Well, you need to rotate the chicken while grilling it.
- After grilling the chicken properly, you need to brush the barbecue sauce in order to enhance the taste. After brushing the sauce, keep the grilled chicken aside
Barbecue Sauce Recipe
In order to make barbecue sauce at home, you need to have the following ingredients:
- 2 cups of tomato ketchup
- ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp. honey
- ¼ cup of brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. hot sauce
Well, the process of making barbecue sauce is very simple. You just need to follow the below-mentioned steps to get the right taste.
- First of all, take a bowl and add all the ingredients and mix them very well. Now, pour the mixture into a saucepan and start boiling it. The bubble will come and then, you need to reduce the heat to medium-low. Boil it for at least 10 minutes.
- After that, keep it aside for a while and then, put it in the refrigerator in a container.
So, this is how you can make whole grilled chicken.