Mustard, Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken

Mustard, Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken

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1 whole organic chicken
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 scant tbsp each, sage and rosemary, chopped
6 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp melted butter


Cut the chicken up the backbone with awesome kitchen shears.  Press down on the breast to flatten.  Carefully loosen the skin over the breast, thighs and legs.

Mix the mustard, herbs, garlic and 1/4 cup of the melted butter together.  Measure out 1 tbsp, mix together with the 2 tbsp of melted butter and set aside for basting.  Smear the rest of the paste between the skin and flesh of the chicken and then all over the outside.

Preheat the gas grill to 400 F.  Place the chicken, skin side up, in the center of the grill, turn off the center burner(s), put the top down and grill for about 1 hour, basting with the reserve butter and mustard mixture every 15 minutes.