I decided to make some chicken on the grill last weekend, but I didn’t know how I wanted to season them. Since I just made up a batch of the Kansas City Kryptonite Rub, that’s what I decided to put on them. Sad part is I only got 1 wing! I had to leave after I finished cooking and my family killed them! Oh yeah, I’ll be cooking a couple more soon because the wing I had, was great and my kids said it was the best barbeque chicken I ever made. So, here is the skinny on how I prepared them.
I used 2 whole chickens about 5 pounds each. Wash chickens well and remove those extra parts in the core of the chicken. Wash the inside well also. I used a little Olive oil to coat each chicken and covered them well on the outside with the rub. I placed about a tablespoon of rub on the inside of each chicken with half of a yellow onion. After seasoning, I placed them in ziplock bags and allowed them to sit overnight in the fridge. I also sprinkled a small bit of rub on them again before placing them on the grill.
I used the indirect cooking method. For chicken you want to make sure my grill is around 300 degrees. I also used a mix of oak and hickory wood for smoke. I started the chickens breast side up, just the way I prefer to cook my chickens. Make sure you cook the chicken to an internal temp of 165 degrees, usually about 3 to 3.5 hours for those who don’t have meat thermometers. If you want to put sauce on the chickens, brush them with sauce the last 30 minutes of the cook. When they are done, cover them loosely with foil and allow them to rest for 15 minutes.