Rathbun Chicken

After thirty years in the restaurant business working and learning from others, in 2004, Kevin Rathbun opened his namesake restaurant, Rathbun’s, then Krog Bar (2005), and then Kevin Rathbun Steak (2007). And today, Kevin continues to be a pivotal and driving force in the local and national restaurant scene.

Since opening his restaurants featuring the Big Green Egg, Rathbun’s has garnered awards from Esquire Magazine (Best New Restaurant), Travel & Leisure (Best New American Restaurant), USA Today, Mobil Travel Guide (Three Star Rating), Atlanta Journal Constitution (Four Stars), Zagat Ratings (2nd Most Popular Restaurant in Atlanta, Bon Appetit (Hot 50 Restaurants), Atlanta Magazine (Restaurant of The Year), Creative Loafing (Best New Restaurant), Jezebel Magazine (Best New Restaurant), Georgia Trend Magazine (Top Ten Restaurant in Georgia), Creative Loafing (Best Overall Restaurant and Best Chef), Sunday Paper (Best Chef and Best Overall Restaurant), AOL CityGuide (Best Restaurant in Atlanta), and Kevin has been featured on the TODAY SHOW, The Early Show, Iron Chef America (Winner), Good Morning America, Good Day Atlanta, Better Mornings, CNN, and print media such as Food & Wine, Gourmet, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Veranda, Southern Living, Diversions, Men’s Journal, Miami Herald, The Atlantan, Oprah Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, RAVE, SKY Magazine, GO Magazine, Denver Post, Food Arts, Flavors, and many more.


  • 6 pound chicken
  • Your favorite poultry seasoning
  • Chicken thighs or breast
  • Maple spice


Set EGG for indirect cooking at 325°F/163°C.

In a roasting pan, season chicken by pouring spices inside the chicken and rubbing the outside as well.

Place chicken directly on the grid and cook to internal temperature of 172-175°F.

Place breast or thighs in the roasting pan and season with maple spices and place directly on the grid. Cook to same internal temperature as the whole chicken.

The chicken is ready when the juices run clear.

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