BBQ Chicken

Enjoy this simple and delicious summer recipe
Recipe by Grillin With Dad

Recipe by Grillin With Dad

Hey! I'm Maciek. I make easy meals that anyone can replicate at home. I’m not a professionally trained chef, just your average guy that likes to fire up the grill.

Want to know how to grill up the best tasting BBQ chicken?  Then look no further than my simple technique that will guarantee tender and juicy meat. Make a homemade BBQ sauce to add flavor and you have a winning summer dish.  It doesn’t have to be complicated, simple is better.

How to spatchcock a chicken.

BBQ Chicken ingredients

To start, cut out the backbone from the chicken with sheers or a sharp knife. This process of spatchcocking or butterflying will allow the chicken to cook more evenly and quickly. Press down hard on the breast bone to break it so the chicken can lay nice and flat. I like to use a little olive oil or cooking spray for the binder. This will allow the seasoning to stick better to the chicken. Cover the outside generously with Dad’s All Purpose rub. 

Let’s get saucy.

BBQ Sauce ingredients

Once you make your first BBQ sauce, there is no going back to store bought options.  Best of all you can modify the spice or sweetness levels to your liking.

In a sauce pan, add ketchup, brown sugar, Dad’s All Purpose rub, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar and Sparkling Ice.  Yes, I used flavored sparkling water.  This is my secret to flavorful sauces without a lot of sugar.  For this specific recipe, I used the Peach Nectarine flavor which delivered the perfect summer fruity flavors to a savory dish.

Simmer over low heat until the sauce starts to thicken.  Set aside.

How to grill the best BBQ Chicken.

Grilled spatchcock chicken

Preheat the grill to 375 degrees and set it for indirect heat.  Place the chicken skin side up and cook until the breast registers an internal temperature of 155 degrees. Brush the entire chicken with the homemade BBQ sauce and let it caramelize on the skin before removing from the grill. 

Once the chicken’s internal temperature registers 165 degrees, it is fully cooked.  Total cook time should be around 45 minutes depending on the side of the bird. Remove it from the grill and let it rest for 10-15 minutes. This is a very important step in this process. During the rest period, the chicken will start to cool down and the cooking process will stop. The juices will redistribute inside the meat, giving you a much better final product.

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BBQ Chicken

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 4 tbsp Dad's All Purpose rub
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

BBQ Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Sparkling Ice
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dad's All Purpose rub

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • To spatchcock the chicken, cut out the backbone from the chicken with sheers or a sharp knife. Press down hard on the breast bone to break it so the chicken can lay nice and flat.
  • Coat the entire chicken with olive oil for the binder and season with Dad's All Purpose rub.
  • To make BBQ sauce, In a sauce pan, add ketchup, brown sugar, Dad's All Purpose rub, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar and Sparkling Ice.  Simmer over low heat until the sauce starts to thicken. 
  • Preheat the grill to 375 degrees and set it forindirect heat. 
  • Place the chicken skin side up and cook until the breast registers an internal temperature of 155 degrees. Brush the entire chicken with the homemade BBQ sauce and let it caramelize on the skin before removing from the grill. 
  • Once the chicken's internal temperature registers 165 degrees, it is fully cooked.  Total cook time should be around 45 minutes depending on the side of the bird. Remove it from the grill and let it rest for 10-15 minutes. This

 

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