1 Put together the rooster: Use kitchen shears to take away the spine. After you’ve got eliminated it, minimize by means of the breast center to separate the rooster into two halves. Press down flat on a baking sheet. Alternatively, butterfly the rooster.
2 Make the marinade: Combine collectively the garlic, rosemary, thyme, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Slather the rooster with the combination on either side, and work a few of the marinade underneath the pores and skin of the rooster as nicely. (Alternatively, simply drizzle the rooster with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.) Cowl rooster loosely and let relaxation for 30 minutes.
Three Preheat the brick: Preheat your grill to medium-high warmth. Cowl the underside of your heavy factor (which we’ll name a “brick” right here) with foil and brush the outer a part of the foil with oil to stop any sticking. Preheat the brick within the grill for five minutes earlier than cooking the rooster.
Four Grill the rooster: When every thing is properly preheated, add the rooster to the grill, skin-side down. Add the brick to the highest of the rooster to press down. Let rooster grill for eight minutes, skin-side down.
After eight minutes, take away the brick and flip the rooster. Return the brick to the highest of the rooster and grill for one more eight minutes.
After one other eight minutes have handed, take away the brick and flip the rooster again so it’s pores and skin facet down. Don’t change the brick this time. Grill the rooster for Three-Four minutes, after which flip once more so it’s skin-side up. Grill for one more Three-Four minutes or till the rooster reaches 165˚F within the thickest half.
5 Relaxation and serve: When the rooster comes off the grill, let it relaxation for a couple of minutes, after which slice it into serving items. I prefer to hold the leg and thigh related, however you would break it down any approach you need.
Serve with commonplace BBQ occasion sides of your alternative. Potato salad, inexperienced salad, or macaroni salad are all glorious selections right here.
The rooster retains nicely within the fridge for as much as 5 days. Reheat the rooster in a 350˚F oven for 10-15 minutes. The pores and skin gained’t be as crispy as straight off the grill, however it should nonetheless have nice taste.