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BBQ Grilled Butterflied Whole Chicken

  • Prep: 10 Mins
  • Cook: 40 Mins
  • Portions: 3
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Butterflied chicken

Ingredients You'll Need

  • 1 Whole Frying Chicken
  • Salt and pepper
  • Meridian Chicken & Rib BBQ Sauce


  1. Preheat grill to medium and oil grill
  2. Cut the backbone out of the chicken with kitchen scissors (or ask your Meridian Butcher)
  3. With a large knife, give the breastbone a large nick in the front of the chicken to help the bird lay flat
  4. Rinse the inside of the bird and pat dry
  5. Sprinkle chicken the salt and pepper
  6. Place chicken skin down on the grill, flipping once browned
  7. Grill until the temperature in the thickest part of the breast is 160F
  8. Brush chicken with BBQ sauce
  9. Grill another 3-4 minutes until the sauce is browning and temperature is 165 F
  10. Let sit for 5 minutes then cut and serve
Butterflied chicken
Yields1 Serving



BBQ Grilled Butterflied Whole Chicken
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