We're going to butterfly this chicken, give it a light coating of oil, season with salt and pepper, and cook it indirectly on the grill with some hickory chunks for smoke. At around 300 to 325 degrees F., the whole chicken should take about 3 hours to cook. From the grill it is dipped into the sauce and then goes to the table. The process is easy and the results wonderful.
What we need:
- 1 Whole Chicken
- A grill or smoker
- Fuel for that grill or smoker
- About 5 or 6 big hickory chunks
- 2 cups Alabama White Barbecue sauce
- Oil or lard
- Salt and Pepper
When it comes to the equipment you need the best solution is a charcoal grill large enough to cook a whole, butterflied chicken indirectly. You can use a smoker but we want to cook our chicken at a higher temperature than traditional low and slow barbecue (225 to 250 degrees F.). We'll be cooking at around 300 to 325 degrees F. so, make sure to hold this temperature for about 3 to 3 1/2 hours depending on the size of your chicken.