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Chicken BBQ (American Style)

Chicken BBQ (American Style)
Credits @beerbeque

BBQ chicken marinated in special sauce, and Italian dressing. Oven baked or grilled, absolutely delish for your family. It’s an American Style Chicken Barbeque. This recipe is definitely for the win. Yummy and delicious adapted from Pat Neely. Try it for any Barbeque Party at home. Happy grilling!

CHICKEN BBQ (American Style)


  • 2 whole chicken (sliced in serving size)
  • 1 ½ cups Italian Dressing, (recipe below)
  • ¼ cup Barbecue Seasoning, (recipe below)
  • 1 cup Barbecue Sauce, (recipe below)

Italian Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons ground mustard (any mustard)
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Barbecue powder
  • cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • Salt and pepper

Barbecue Seasoning:

  • 1 ½ cups paprika
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 ¾ tablespoons onion powder

Barbecue Sauce:

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ tablespoon ground mustard (or any)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Wash chicken slices in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken in a large bowl or baking dish, coat with Italian dressing and evenly season with Barbecue Seasoning. For best results, allow the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
    If cooking inside: Take the chicken out of the refrigerator and brush chicken with Barbeque Sauce.
  2. Place into a preheated 350°F oven for 45 minutes. ( or 176°C)
  3. If grilling outside: Thirty minutes before you’re ready to cook, take the chicken out of the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature.
  4. Preheat the grill to a medium temperature, about 275°F (or 135°C) preferably over hickory and charcoal.
  5. Put the chicken slices on grill, meat side down. Cover grill and cook for about 50 minutes. Turn over chicken and let it brown until the chicken becomes golden, about 15 to 20 minutes. The wing and the drumstick should become very tender and will easily pull away at the joints. Brush the chicken with Barbecue Sauce during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  6. Italian Dressing: Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, except the oil and salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Yield: 1 ½ cups
  7. Barbecue Seasoning: Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir until combined. Keep in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  8. Barbecue Sauce: In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour 15 minutes. Yield: 3 ½ cups