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Smoked Chicken Stuffed with Ranch Zucchini

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  • Yields: 5 Servings
  • Cook time: 3 hours
  • Prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce Original
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1 large roasting chicken (5–6 pounds)
  • 1½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper divided
  • 2 tablespoons KC Masterpiece® BBQ Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
  • 4 cloves large garlic quartered
  • 4 medium red potatoes chopped

Instructions

Light grill using Kingsford® Charcoal with Sure Fire Grooves®. Rinse inside and outside of chicken. Season inside with salt and pepper. Season outside with barbecue seasoning.

Place garlic and all vegetables, except potatoes, into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle vegetables with dressing mix, salt and pepper; mix together.

Stuff cavity of chicken with half of vegetable mixture. Place chicken in shallow baking dish.

Mix potatoes with remaining vegetables. Place onto pieces of foil; fold sides over and seal tightly, forming small cooking pockets. Poke a few holes top of pocket.

Mound coals on one side of grill. Place chicken on side of grill without coals; grill. Baste outside of chicken with barbecue sauce every hour of cooking. Grill for 3 hours until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°F.

After 2 hours, place foil pouch with potato-vegetable mixture on grill. Remove from grill with chicken.

  1. Credit: HV Test Kitchen

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