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Whole Grilled Chicken

By September 26, 2019May 3rd, 2023Carnivore, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Main Dish, Nut Free, Poultry

Grilled Whole Chicken

Did you hear the news? I’m writing a carnivore cookbook! Yep! I love carnivore and sadly I see people think it is a limited diet. It can be if you aren’t inventive. So I jumped into the kitchen to create the most delicious carnivore recipes! Click HERE to check it out! It isn’t just a cookbook! It is FILLED with science and help on your success on the carnivore diet!

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Chicken isn’t my favorite food but I think it stems back to my childhood where I remember my mom boiling chicken breasts! Dry, flavorless and anything but delicious! So I was always avoiding making chicken. But do you know what I DO love??? Grilling! Grilling just about anything makes food taste delicious! I love grilling a whole chicken because that grill flavor gets into any recipe you make with the grilled chicken leftovers!

I also love smoky flavors and Redmond Salt knows this! So guess what???  Redmond Salt is making a special Smoked Salt designed by me with my name on it! This is wonderful news for all of you who love smoky flavors but do not own a smoker. I used the Redmond Smoked Salt on this delicious grilled chicken and it tasted like a mouthwatering smoked chicken!

The easiest way to grill a whole chicken is just tossed on the grill. A little duck fat or butter and salt and you’re are in for a delicious carnivore dinner. There is no real secret. As Thoreau said, “simplify, simplify.” I also love this recipe for the delicious flavor of the leftover chicken for making chicken salad!

Carnivore Meter: level 2 (level 3 if using butter)

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Whole Grilled Chicken

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Carnivore, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Main Course, Nut Free, Poultry
Cuisine American, CARNIVORE
Servings 8
Calories 576


  • 5 pound whole chicken giblets removed
  • 3 tablespoons melted duck fat lard (or butter), or more if desired
  • 2 tablespoons Redmond Real Salt or smoked salt


  • Preheat grill to medium heat and prepare the grill to place the chicken on indirect heat.
  • Clean the chicken, remove the giblets. Clean the inside of the chicken. Pat chicken dry. Rub melted fat all over the chicken. Season well on all sides with salt.
  • Once the grill is 350 degrees F, place the chicken on indirect heat on the grill. Close the lid and grill for 40 minutes.
  • Open the lid and rotate the chicken so the opposite end is towards the heat source of the grill. Brush with additional melted fat if desired. Close the lid and cook another 40 minutes or until interval temperature of the thickest part of the chicken breast reads 165 degrees F. Remove from grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Store extras in air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to a month. Can be served chilled or reheat by placing pieces of chicken in a casserole dish with a few tablespoons of carnivore chicken broth or duck fat. Place in 350 degree F oven for 4 minutes or until heated through.


Calories: 576 | Fat: 26g | Protein: 81g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Fiber: 0g | P:E Ratio: 3.1



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Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".

One Comment

  • Donna says:

    So excited about the carnivore cookbook. And bummed about the Carnivore Class being sold out. Coincidently, I am travelling from North Carolina to Hudson, WI on October 16. Would have changed my travel plans just to meet you. LOL

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