Grilled BBQ chicken

Rhonda Titus


This is a general recipe for juicy grilled chicken that can be changed by the spices you use. You can use basic BBQ flavored spices or go with a Greek , Indian, Italian, or Mexican profile just by changing the spices you add.


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12 Hr
45 Min


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  • 5 lb
    whole chicken
  • 8 c
  • 1/2 c
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    chicken spice blend
  • 1/2 c
    bbq sauce

How to Make Grilled BBQ chicken


  1. Cut chicken in half . Prepare brine by combining warm water, salt, sugar and 2 T of chicken spice, reserving other 1T for later ,let brine cool. Place chicken halves in brine and refrigerator over night.Try to get at least a 8 hr soak.
  2. Remove chicken from brine, no need to rinse. Place on tray and season with remaining spices .
  3. Place chicken bone down on hot grills (350) turning over a few times (just to get good grill marks on skin side but do not burn) till temp reaches 165-170. Bast with BBQ sauce for 5 min. Remove chicken and let set for 10 min. Total cooking time about 45 min depending on grill temp.

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About Grilled BBQ chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

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