Split Chicken with Sumac and Thyme

  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Prep Time: 130 minutes
  • Ready-in: 170 minutes
  • 1 Split, Whole Pastured Chicken
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp Fresh Thyme (leaves finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp Garlic
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp Sumac
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Black Pepper (freshly ground)
  • 0.5 cups + 1 tbsp Canola Oil
  1. Whisk together the oil, 2 tablespoons of garlic, 1 tablespoon of thyme and 2 tablespoons of Sumac a large baking dish. Add the chicken and turn to coat in the oil. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium. Remove the chicken from the marinade and season both sides with salt, pepper and remaining tablespoon of Sumac.
  3. Place the chicken on the grill, skin side down and slowly grill until the fat renders and the skin becomes golden brown and crisp, about 15 minutes.
  4. Turn the chicken over, close the cover and continue grilling until just cooked through, about 20 minutes longer.
  5. Remove from the grill, loosely tent with foil and let rest 10 minutes before cutting.
  6. Mix together the remaining oil, garlic, thyme and Sumac and sprinkle over the cut chicken. Garnish with thyme sprigs and serve!