Rosemary Grilled Chicken

Rosemary Grilled Chicken

1 whole chicken

1 orange

1/3 cup white wine vinegar

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary – chopped

1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns – coarsely cracked

With kitchen scissors or chef’s knife, cut along each side of chicken’s backbone; remove backbone and trim visible fat. Tuck wing tips behind back; flatten to 1 layer. Place in shallow casserole.

Grate orange rind and squeeze out juice; mix with vinegar, oil, rosemary and pepper. Pour over chicken; cover and marinate in refrigerator, turning often, for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.

Reserving marinade, place chicken, skin side down, on greased grill over medium-low indirect heat. Add soaked wood chips. Cover and cook for 1 hour, turning and basting with marinade halfway through.

Transfer to direct heat; cook for 10 minutes per side or until meat thermometer inserted in thigh registers 185ºF. Remove to platter and tent with foil; let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into quarters.

Serves 4

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