BKW Barbecue Chicken


  • 3 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces (breasts, whole legs, thighs, and/or drumsticks), trimmed and breasts halved
  • BKW Barbecue Rub
  • BKW Sweet N’ Spicy Pit Smoked Barbecue Sauce


  1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and rub chicken pieces liberally with BKW Barbecue Rub
  2. Wrap chicken pieces in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 to 12 hours (the longer they have to absorb the rub the better).
  3. Preheat grill lighting only one side of the burners to a medium-high heat
  4. Clean and oil the cooking grate
  5. Place chicken, skin side down, on the cool side of the grill and cover. Cook until chicken begins to brown, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  6. Move the chicken closer to, but not over, the flame. Begin flipping chicken and brushing liberally with BKW Sweet N’ Spicy BBQ Sauce every 5 minutes until sticky, about 20 minutes.
  7. Slide chicken pieces over the flame and continue to brush chicken until sauce on chicken becomes crusted and internal temperature of breast meat registers 165 degrees and legs, thighs, and drumsticks register 175 degrees, about 5 minutes
  8. Transfer chicken to platter and let rest 10 minutes
  9. Serve with remaining sauce on the side