Foolproof, palate-pleasing Summer Fire Celebration Chicken!
Grilling chicken can get a little stressful.
Especially when you’re trying to feed everyone their favorite parts…
The kids love their drumsticks.
Your spouse is into the flavorful thighs.
And you’re all about the meaty breasts.
We’ve got a secret to making your life a tad bit easier…
SPLIT HALF CHICKEN!
Because half a chicken lies flat on the grill, the chicken cooks more quickly and evenly so you don’t get overcooked breasts and undercooked thighs.
We recommend thawing your Bauman’s Split Half Chicken in the refrigerator overnight. Alternatively, you can thaw in a bowl with cold running water in about an hour.
You can season a spatchcocked chicken any way you’d season a regular roast chicken. Do this at least an hour or so in advance if you can, so the flesh can absorb the salt all the way to the bone.
Even better, season it the day before and let it rest overnight, uncovered, in the refrigerator so the skin can dry out and then crisp up even more in the oven.
Summer Fire Celebration Chicken
You’ll need to pick-up only two ingredients at market to grill up the taste of summer in about an hour with no real prep time.
Here’s your shopping list:
2 Bauman’s Split Half Chicken
1 jar of Bauman’s Peach-Jalapeno Jam
If you have the time, follow the tip above and season your chicken with salt and pepper the night before. In a rush? No worries, just liberally season the chicken and leave it on the counter to warm up a bit while you get the grill going!
When ready to grill light your BBQ and allow it to get to temperature, ensure you have a direct heat side and indirect heat side.
Place the chicken skin side down on the direct heat section and cook until nicely colored.
Move to the indirect heat section, skin side up. Brush with the Bauman’s Peach-Jalapeno Jam.
Close the lid on your grill and cook for 35-45 minutes or until the juices run clear when the thickest part of the thigh is pricked with a fork and the fattest part of the chicken breast reaches 150 degrees with an instant-read thermometer.
Feel free to baste the chicken with additional jam during the grilling time!
Remove from grill, cover bird with foil and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.