Autry's Best Ever Grilled Chicken

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"The title says it all!"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (265.4 g)
  • Calories 653.1
  • Total Fat - 39 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 219.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1169.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 4.7 g
  • Protein - 63 g
  • Calcium - 72.4 mg
  • Iron - 4.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine the seasoning paste ingredients in a large bowl or 1-gallon zipper plastic bag. Place the chicken pieces in the bowl or bag and rub the pieces evenly with the seasoning paste. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap, or zip the bag, and refrigerate for 6 - 8 hours.

Step 2

When ready to cook, light the coals or prepare the grill according to directions. While waiting for the coals to reach the white-ash stage or for the grill to reach the cooking stage, bring the chicken to room temperature. Melt the butter. With a spoon, gently scrape as much of the seasoning paste as possible off the chicken, combine it with any paste remaining in the bowl or zipper bag, and stir it into the butter.

Step 3

Place the large pieces of chicken over the hottest coals or hottest section of the grill and the smaller pieces over the less-hot section, and cook, turning the pieces and basting several times with the butter-paste mixture, until done. Serve and enjoy!


No special items needed.

5 Reviews


I cut back on the salt and was happy I did. The chicken was perfectly seasoned and tasted amazing! I will be using the grill for this one all winter long. Yum!


review by:
(5 Dec 2020)


I subbed jalapeno peppers for the harbaneros to cut down on the heat, and it was just enough spice for us. The combination of heat and spice worked very well together resulting in some delicious chicken! Will be made again!


review by:
(4 Oct 2020)


So many flavors going on here, that make the chicken full of flavor! Deliciousness in every bite!!


review by:
(10 Dec 2019)


I cut back on the salt to about 2 teaspoons, and took the skin off before cooking. Loved the blend of spices dancing around in my mouth. So different than what I have tried before. Super delicious!


review by:
(1 Aug 2019)


Where to start...the paste is really dark so expect your chicken pieces to be dark too...I was concerned about the sweet spices...and what that was going to taste like..I cooked another recipe that was a savory dish that included sweet spices and really didn't care for it...but...once you get past the skin...the meat is tender and full of flavor...I did think it was really salty...but again...that was on the skin...the hubby raved about it...made for "Billboard" tag game...


review by:
(5 May 2019)

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