The Best Grilled Chicken

This really is The Best Grilled Chicken and it is just in time for the summer grilling season.  Sometimes Chicken on the grill can be tough and the flavor just on the top of the meat, this chicken is so tender and juicy it will just melt in your mouth.  This recipe has been on our grill many times and I am happy to share it with you today.
The Best Grilled Chicken

 The Best Grilled Chicken
Prepared In Miz Helen's Kitchen
adapted from 
Noble Pig and Cooking On The Ranch
4 pound fryer chicken, split in half
For The Dry Rub
1 tablespoon seasoning salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon chile powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
For the Basting Sauce
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
juice of 1 lemon
Option: 1 drop liquid smoke
Your favorite grilling sauce
Split, wash and dry the chicken
Mix the dry rub season's very well 
Rub all over the chicken half's making sure that both sides are covered 
Refrigerate the rubbed chicken half's for 3 hours 
Bring the rubbed chicken half's to room temperature
Prepare the Basting Sauce and set aside
Preheat the grill to very high heat, about 500 degrees.  Turn the middle burner completely off and place the chicken in there while lowering the other two burners, bringing the temperature to 350 degrees.
Baste the fryer and close the grill.  Set a timer for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes turn the fryer over and baster again.  Repeat this step every 15 minutes for a total of one hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees.
At the last basting, let the chicken cook for only five minutes more
Baste with your favorite grilling sauce
My favorite sauce is Miz Helen's Bar B Que Sauce
Let set and the internal temperature will continue to come up to 175 a well done for chicken  
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 Grilling The Chicken

A Platter Full Of Bar B Que Heaven


I sure hope that you will enjoy this chicken as much as we did.  have fun with us every month just check Thank you so much for stopping by today, your visits are always special to me.
Peace and Joy,
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. The Best Grilled Chicken will be the perfect way to welcome the grilling season. It looks and sounds delicious.

  2. This looks so amazingly good.

  3. That looks wonderful - like it really is 'the best'. I'm definitely going to try the basting sauce.

  4. Oh I love grilled chicken and yours looks great! Great SRC choice!

  5. What an incredible basting sauce and variety of spices. Sounds perfect for the summer.

  6. Your chicken turned out incredible looking Helen!

  7. Your chicken looks better than mine ever has, and I've made this many many times. Really nice photo Miz Helen. I really like this recipe and so glad your chose it. I think the rub and the basting sauce are "just right". I'm heading over to the link to you BBQ sauce. Yay for grilling season. Nice cooking with you in SRC.

  8. Welcome back to BBQ-ing season - that absolutely DOES look and sound like the best grilled chicken! I can't wait to try it this summer!

  9. I love grilling season, it's my favorite. This looks delicious.

  10. Yay for BBQ season! I like how you split the chicken for faster cooking too. :)

  11. Wow, that looks just succulent and sounds so flavorful! Great SRC choice. :)

  12. That looks like some dang good looking grilled chicken!

  13. Oh, Miz Helen, this looks amazing! We've fired up the grill and will certainly be trying this version of grilled chicken this summer.

  14. The grilled chicken looks fabulous. I too, like the use of Tumeric, it gives a bright color to the glazes or any dish you put it in. Love the blog and will visit Lee Ann at Cooking at the Ranch. I would love to have you join our BBQ Block Party-Linky Party. It is new and starts next thursday, please check the link out

  15. WOW! This chicken sounds amazing! Love the basting sauce. Do you think this would be good with pork chops as well?

  16. Well I'm taking your word on this being the best grilled chicken. We loved you chipotle chicken last summer. I'll pin this for this summer. Thanks for sharing this with us on foodie friday.

  17. Mz. Helen, this looks delicious!

  18. Delicious looking chicken! I love the combination of spices! Yum yum!

  19. Your grilled chicken looks perfect and delicious. When you say they are the best, I believe you because I trusted your taste and recipes. Can't wait to make this. :)

  20. That looks like some dang good looking grilled chicken! Your grilled chicken looks perfect and delicious. When you say they are the best, I believe you because I trusted your taste and recipes. Can't wait to make this. :)
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  21. Can I make this in the oven? At what temperature and for how long? thank you.

    1. Hi Tammy,
      I have not made this recipe in the oven, however if I did: I would roast uncovered at 425 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the internal temperature of the Chicken reaches 165. Baste 4 times during the cooking period, 15 minutes before the Chicken is done, baste with your favorite grilling sauce. It should be delicious! Thanks for stopping by I am always happy to help someone with a recipe and be sure and let me know how it turns out.
      Have a great weekend!
      Miz Helen


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