"I don't care if you're sophisticated, with a boatload of money," says Thomas Keller, "roasted chicken makes you feel wonderful." Cooking a whole chicken on the grill can be tricky, but Keller has perfected a method that uses indirect heat; he adds rosemary sprigs to the coals to infuse the smoke and flavor the chicken. Amazing Chicken Recipes
Such a simple recipe relies on using a good quality chicken—preferably one that is antibiotic free. It is worth paying more for a pasture-raised chicken that spent time outdoors because it has the most flavor.
One virtue of Thomas Keller's seasonally fresh menu is that red and white wines work equally well with it, so choose whichever you prefer. For a white, look for a Chardonnay from Napa Valley. If you prefer red, pick a Napa Valley Pinot Noir.