Stuffed Onions with Grilled Chicken Under A Brick

on Thursday, July 9, 2009

For your next BBQ try these stuffed onions, they make a great side dish to any protein you might be cooking on the grill. I like to prep them the day before and have them all ready to go.

Large sweet onions that are filled with feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, breadcrumbs, fresh herbs and pine nuts. There's something about the sweet taste of a caramelized grilled onion!


In a large pot of boiling water add 2 large whole onions with the skin on. Boil for about 12 minutes. Drain and cool. Cut each onion in half and carefully slip off the skin. Remove the center of each onion, leaving a thick shell. Chop up the scooped out onion, place in a bowl along with 1 cup of crumbled feta,1/2 cup of breadcrumbs, sun-dried tomatoes drained and chopped, 2 small minced garlic cloves, chopped parsley, thyme, and basil and toss in some pine nuts.
Brush the whole onion with olive oil, drizzle some on top too, place on your grill with a tent of foil over top, cook for around 40-45 minutes.

I usually cut the backbone out and then split a whole chicken in half, place a brick that's been cleaned and wrapped in tin foil on top of the chicken, this will ensure nice even cooking, crispy skin, and a very moist and juicy chicken.
I make a paste/rub consisting of 5 cloves of garlic that has been smashed with the back of your knife then chopped fine, 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped rosemary, a healthy dose of black pepper and course salt, place in a small bowl and drizzle in some olive oil, then rub all over the chicken, underneath the skin and everywhere.

The garlic rosemary flavor makes this crispy juicy chicken a definite must for your summertime grilling.
Happy Grilling, and Buon Appetito!