BBQ Chicken - Olive Branch Oil & Spice

BBQ Chicken

Jun 30, 2024

This chicken is covered in a tasty rub then slathered in BBQ sauce while it grills. Such a delicious summer meal. I cook this in a smoker, but you can easily do this on the grill or in the oven.


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into 2 pieces

  • 3 tablespoons Kansas City BBQ Rub (or BBQ rub of choice)
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce


  1. Rub the barbecue dust all over the chicken and under the skin. Marinade in the rub for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  2. Heat the smoker to 180 degrees. (If you’re not using a smoker you can skip this step). Cook the chicken for 1 hour.

  3. Increase the heat to 350 degrees. Baste the chicken in BBQ sauce and cook until it reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees, about another hour.

  4. Rest for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with extra BBQ sauce.

Takes 2 hours (plush marinating time)

Serves 4

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