Grilling is a cooking method that uses dry heat that quickly cooks the surface and then slowly moves to the middle of the meat. Grilling infuses the chicken with a smoky flavor from the meat juices that drip during the grilling process.
If the chicken was frozen, be sure it is completely thawed. Remove the fresh or thawed chicken from its package.
Generally, a whole chicken will contain a giblet package that needs to be removed from its cavity, unless it was previously removed during thawing.
Cutting Up a Whole Chicken
Cutting Method #1 - 10 Pieces | Cutting Method #2 - 10 or 12 Pieces
A whole chicken can be cooked whole but if you want to fry it or use it for a recipe calling for pieces, the whole chicken will have to be cut up first.