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BBQ Chicken Recipe – How to Cook Barbeque Chicken

Easy BBQ chicken recipe that is perfect on your BBQ grill.  Looking to cook barbecue chicken?  This is your recipe!

BBQ Chicken Recipe - How to Cook Barbecue Chicken using BBQ Sauce and Dry Rub

4 chicken halves
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
8 tablespoons Pork Barrel BBQ All American Spice Rub
1 bottle Pork Barrel BBQ Original or Sweet BBQ Sauce, for serving
3 chunks of hickory
2 chunks of oak

BBQ Chicken Recipe:
Place the chicken on a cookie sheet and pat the meat dry with a paper towel. Rub 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil onto each chicken half covering the entire surface area of the meat. Rub 2 tablespoons of Pork Barrel BBQ All American Spice Rub onto each chicken half, covering the entire surface area of the meat. Cover the chicken with aluminum foil and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

While the chicken is sitting get the charcoal grill ready. We recommend using 100% hardwood charcoal, in lump or briquette form, and we strongly encourage you to use a charcoal chimney to light the charcoal (stay away from lighter fluid if at all possible). The charcoal is ready to use when it has burned to a white ash. Place the coals on one side of the grill leaving an area of the grill open to cook the chicken over indirect heat with no coals underneath the meat.

After getting the coals arranged place the lid on the grill and let the grill reach a temperature of 325 degrees. Once the grill has reached 325 degrees you are ready to place the chicken in the grill. This is also the time you will want to add the hickory and oak chunks onto the coals.

Keep an eye on the grill and make sure it maintains a temperature around 325 degrees. If you like your chicken with a littlePork Barrel BBQ Sauce, coat the chicken with Pork Barrel BBQ Original or Sweet Sauce with about 3 minutes remaining, and flip once to ensure barbeque sauce coats both sides. When the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees (this will occur about 45 minutes to an hour into the cooking process) remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Serve with Pork Barrel BBQ Original and Sweet BBQ Sauce on the side.