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Whole Barbecued Chicken


Make with KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce

What You Need

  • 2 whole chickens (3 lb. each)
  • 2 small lemons, cut in half
  • 1 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled


  1. HEAT grill for indirect grilling: Light one side of grill, leaving other side unlit. Close lid; heat grill to 350ºF.
  2. TRIM and discard excess fat from chickens. Squeeze lemon juice into small bowl; reserve lemon halves. Add barbecue sauce and seasoning to juice; mix well. Place 2 each lemon halves and garlic cloves inside each chicken cavity.
  3. PLACE chickens, breast-sides up, on grate over unlit area; cover. Grill 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until chicken is done (165°F), turning and brushing occasionally with sauce for the last 20 min. Remove and discard lemon halves and garlic from chickens before serving.
Cooking time (duration)

Prep Time: 10 min. | Total Time: 2 hours 10 min.

Number of servings (yield)

12 servings




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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: 260 calories, 12g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 80mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 9g sugars, 25g protein, 4%DV vitamin A, 10%DV vitamin C, 4%DV calcium, 8%DV iron.

Special Extra

Garnish with additional lemons and roasted garlic. Lemon wedges can be grilled for 5 min. alongside chicken to bring out their sweetness.


Substitute 1 large chicken (4 to 5 lb.) for the 2 smaller chickens. Grill 1 hour 45 min. to 2 hours or until chicken is done (165°F). Makes 10 servings.

How to Grill on a Charcoal Grill

Carefully arrange hot coals evenly around side of charcoal grate. Place drip pan in center of grate; fill with 1 cup water. Place cooking grate over coals. Place chicken on grate centered over drip pan. Cover grill with lid. Grill as directed.

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