'Drunken' chicken on the weber

Our blogger whips up a juicy healthy chicken in his "outside oven".

Recipe from: 17 February 2012
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 1h 20 min


  • 1
    whole chicken- at room temperature
  • 1
    handful of rosemary and thyme
  • lots of salt, pepper and olive oil
  • 1/2
    decanted white wine (or beer)
Servings: Change Serving


Rub chicken with olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper, lemon zest and juice

Place the can into the cavity of the chicken.Put drip tray at the bottom of the weber between the coals dividers.

Place your chicken on the grill and close the lid – ENSURE bottom and top “vents” are open – if closed it will smother the coals.

Set timer for 1 hour and 20 minutes


After 80 minutes remove chicken from weber and allow to rest for a few minutes before carving. Use the chicken fat that falls onto the drip tray to make a gravy if you have the time.

Reprinted with permission of  I Love My Weber. To visit  I Love My Weber 's blog, click here.

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