Decided to do this because it is a family favorite. I like Thomas Keller's recipe, but my family has their own favorites.
I did two different chickens, but first, I brined them.
My dog watched me - waiting for a mistake to hit the floor. Didn't happen.
Pulled 'em out and let them dry.
kosher salt 1T
ground nutmeg 1/4t
ground cinnamon 1/4t
ground cloves 1/4t
olive oil drizzled over chicken
I used as much salt as the rest of the ingredients combined.
fresh thyme, sage, and rosemary chopped and added to soft butter
cracked black pepper
all to taste.
I threw them on the fire at about 350-375 degrees indirect heat - with a little smoke.
The smoke - hickory chunks.
Halfway there. I switched them right after the pick.
I prepared some veggies to grill - bell peppers, onions, and squash.
Chickens are done and resting.
Veggies are cooking.
Dinner - Chicken 1
Dinner - Chicken 2