A plethora of spices such as paprika, garlic powder, cayenne enhance the bacon-wrapped chicken.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

1 hr
30 mins
1 hr 3 mins
2 hrs 33 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • At least 1 hour before grilling, soak planks in enough water to cover. Place weights on planks so they stay submerged during soaking.

  • In a small bowl combine brown sugar, paprika, mustard, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.

  • Spread spice mixture under the skins of chicken halves and over outsides of chicken halves; rub in with your fingers. Brush avocados with oil.

  • For a charcoal or gas grill, place planks on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium heat until planks begin to crackle and smoke. Meanwhile, place chicken halves, skin sides down, on the grill rack. Grill about 3 minutes or until grill marks appear. Place a chicken half, bone side down, on each plank. Lay bacon slices over chicken. Add avocado halves, cut sides up, to planks. Cover; grill for 30 minutes. Remove avocados from grill and set aside to cool. Cover; grill for 30 to 45 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink (180°F in a thigh muscle).

  • Transfer planks with chicken halves to two serving platters. Remove skins from avocado halves; slice avocados. Serve chicken with avocado slices and tomato slices.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; fat 27g; cholesterol 82mg; saturated fat 6g; carbohydrates 11g; mono fat 13g; poly fat 5g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 5g; protein 23g; vitamin a 1117.6IU; vitamin c 11.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 7.5mg; vitamin b6 0.5mg; folate 48.4mcg; vitamin b12 0.3mcg; sodium 383mg; potassium 527mg; calcium 30.3mg; iron 1.6mg.