Not Your Average Grilled Chicken

Not Your Average Grilled Chicken

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"Butterflied to make it easy to grill a whole chicken, then seasoned beneath the skin with a sour cream-herb mixture, this preparation guarantees a juicy, grilled chicken with lots of flavor."
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Ingredients

1 h 35 m servings 392 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 392 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 27.7 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.6g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 31.7 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 110 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 303 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. To make the chicken easier to grill evenly, remove its backbone. Do this by placing the chicken breast side down on a work surface with the tail end facing you. With a boning knife or sturdy kitchen shears, cut from front to back next to the backbone. Turn the chicken so the neck end faces you and cut on the other side of the backbone. Remove the backbone and use it for making stock or discard. Turn the chicken over and cut through the tailbone or wish bone. Spread the chicken out flat so it's 'butterflied.'
  2. Mix together the sour cream, red onion, garlic, oregano, dill, salt, and pepper in a bowl and blend thoroughly. Gently lift the skin from the chicken being careful not to puncture or break the skin. Spoon the sour cream mixture under the skin, and massage gently to ease the mixture into all areas of the chicken. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or overnight.
  3. Preheat a grill for medium heat. Lightly oil a grill grate, and place 4 inches from the heat source.
  4. Lightly brush the chicken with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place chicken on prepared grill skin side up. Cover the grill, and cook until the meat is firm and juices run clear when pierced with a knife, 45-55 minutes. There is no need to turn the chicken over.

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Most helpful positive review

I am rating this recipe based on the technique only. Butterflying a whole chicken is the key to an evenly roasted bird. I butterflied according to these directions, and it came out perfect. I...

Most helpful critical review

Only okay. I was not impressed with the sour cream mixture...it was just too bland. The directions for removing the back bone were great and easy as I had not done this before. Would cook this w...

I am rating this recipe based on the technique only. Butterflying a whole chicken is the key to an evenly roasted bird. I butterflied according to these directions, and it came out perfect. I...

Fantastic recipe! I was a little worried, but this chicken came off the grill cooked perfectly. Removing the backbone was a bit of work for me, as I had never done it before, but the end result ...

Only okay. I was not impressed with the sour cream mixture...it was just too bland. The directions for removing the back bone were great and easy as I had not done this before. Would cook this w...

I'll give the concept 5 starts - butterflying the chicken for grilling is easy and surpurb! The concept of adding herbs etc under the skin is excellent. I liked the taste of the onions, garlic...

5 stars for the concept. We don't like the dill weed and sour cream... so we spice it differently. And it takes about an hour and a half to do a 5 lb chicken. Then we have leftovers. Yum!

WOW! This was wonderful, I also grilled some cabbage to gp with the chicken and my husband LOVED IT!!!! I did add extra olive oil to the recipe.

Like a few of the other comments, the butterfly technique worked great! I did the majority of it in the oven, and transferred it out to the grill to finish and used my own bbq sauce, so I have ...

What a wonderful way to grill chicken! I couldn't believe that I've been cooking all of these years and never figured this out before. Butterflying the chicken is a brilliant idea. Chicken gets...

This is my new favorite way to grill chicken! I did not use the marinade -- I did not have the ingredients on hand. I cut the bird per the directions and then rubbed lemon pepper between the s...