Spice-Rubbed Chicken

Looking for a new way to prepare a whole chicken? Rubbed with spices, then grilled slowly and served with a zesty peach sauce, it's terrific!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Spice Rub

1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons chili powder
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon ground allspice
1/4
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

Chicken

1
whole chicken (4 to 4 1/2 lb)

Zesty Peach Sauce

1/2
cup peach or apricot preserves
1/3
cup chili sauce
1
tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1
teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 In small bowl, mix all rub ingredients. Fold wings of chicken across back with tips touching. Tie or skewer drumsticks to tail. Sprinkle rub inside cavity and all over outside of chicken; rub with fingers. Insert ovenproof meat, grilling or digital thermometer so tip is in thickest part of inside thigh and does not touch bone.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill for indirect cooking. For two-burner gas grill, heat one burner to medium; place chicken, breast side up, on unheated side. For one-burner gas grill, place chicken, breast side up, on grill over low heat. For charcoal grill, move medium coals to edge of firebox; place chicken, breast side up, on grill rack over drip pan.
  • 3 Cover grill; cook 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes, turning every 20 minutes, until thermometer reads at least 165°F and legs move easily when lifted or twisted.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, mix all sauce ingredients; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove chicken from grill; let stand 10 minutes. Serve chicken with sauce.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
36g
36%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.