How to Grill a Whole Chicken on a Louisiana Grill
Grilled chicken on a wood pellet grill is delicious! Your chicken will turn out juicy and tender every time! We recommend choosing quality chickens for added flavor, search for ones that are antibiotic free and from your local farmer when possible. Feel free to have fun with your flavoring. This recipes is just to get you started, feel free to add extra herbs, spices or oils for added flavor.
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 1.5 hours | Ready In: 1.5 hours
What You Need:
1 whole chicken, 4-6 lbs
3 tbsp Louisiana Grills dry chicken rub
Suggested wood pellet flavor: hickory, apple or competition blend
- Preheat your grill to 450°F for 5-10 minutes using one of our suggested wood pellet flavors.
- Then turn down to medium, 350°F for the remainder of the grilling.
- Rince chicken inside and out under cold running water.
- Drain and plot dry with paper towels.
- Sprinkle 1 tbsp of the chicken rub inside the cavity of the chicken.
- Sprinkle the remaining 2 tbps of the chicken rub over the entire outside of the bird.
- Place your whole chicken on the grill and cover.
- Cook for approx. 1.25-1.5 hours until your chicken is golden and crispy on the outside.
- Check the internal temperature of the chicken with an instant read thermometer to be sure it is thoroughly cooked. Insert it into the thickest part of the thigh, not touching the bone. Internal temperature should read 175°F-180°F degrees.
- Carefully remove chicken from grill with tongs, and place on serving platter.
- Cut your chicken in quarters and serve with your favorite vegetable side.
Note: when chicken is cooked with a wood pellet grill or any smoker, your meat will have a slight pink color to it. This is normal, and it is because of the smoke. To be sure your chicken is thoroughly cooked, always use a meat thermometer to check.