Grilled Sweet French Chicken Recipe

Simplify your next barbecue with a sweet but tangy Grilled Sweet French Chicken recipe. I always love when I can use a dressing or marinade to transform meat to be grilled. For this recipe, I used Litehouse® Sweet French Style Dressing to marinate a whole chicken.

Grilled Sweet French Chicken on the grill with Litehouse Sweet French Style Dressing

This recipe is super simple and a perfect beginner recipe for anyone who isn’t fully comfortable grilling. First, you will want to marinate your chicken for up to 24 hours. Then, once you're ready to grill you want to preheat the grill on high heat. I like for my grill to reach an internal temperature of 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the grill is scorching hot, reduce the heat to low, clean the grill, and then spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Place the chicken on the grill (rib side down). You only need to flip the chicken twice, three times if that. This is what I like to call a “low and slow” recipe. It will take at least 45 minutes for the internal temperature of the chicken to reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pro Tip: Don’t feel comfortable splitting a whole chicken on your own? You can ask your butcher to split the chicken for you free of charge! It will reduce your prep time in half.

Grilled Sweet French Chicken with Litehouse Sweet French Style Dressing

Here are a few of the kitchen tools you will need for this recipe. For marinating the meat, you will need a very large container/or gallon size bag. Large grilling tongs are also key when grilling. The longer the tongs the less heat your hand will feel when you're flipping the meat. A digital meat thermometer is also extremely helpful and very much necessary when cooking any protein; whether this is on the grill or in the oven. They typically range anywhere from $25-$50+ and are well worth their money.

Whether you're an experienced grill master or just beginning to learn how to grill. This recipe for Grilled Sweet French Chicken is perfect addition for any barbecue meal.

Grilled Sweet French Chicken with Sweet French Style Dressing Recipe

Serves 8 | Finish in 55 minutes

Grilled Sweet French Chicken makes for the perfect easy main dish for any barbecue. Marinate a whole chicken in Litehouse® Sweet French Style Dressing for two hours or up to 24 hours. It gives the perfect balance of tangy and sweet and elevates the flavor of any grilled chicken recipe.


  • 1 Whole Chicken, cut in half (3.5lb. in weight)
  • 3/4 c. Litehouse® Sweet French Style Dressing, divided
  • Non-Stick Grill Cooking Spray


  1. In a measuring cup pour in 1/2 cup of the Litehouse® Sweet French Style Dressing into a gallon size bag or container. Add in the two half chickens. Shake until dressing has coated the chicken. Marinate for 2-24 hours.
  2. Once you're ready to grill, preheat the grill on high heat. Once the grill has reached 500°F reduce the heat to low. Clean the grill, then spray with non-stick grill cooking spray. Place the chicken on the grill. Grill for 20 minutes, then flip, grill for an additional 25 minutes. Once the internal temperature reaches 165°F remove the chicken from the grill.
  3. Using a pastry brush, brush on 1/4 cup of Litehouse® Sweet French Style Dressing on top of the cooked chicken. Cut into pieces and enjoy immediately.

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