How To Make The Ultimate Spicy BBQ Chicken

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I moved to London several years ago with my family. I enjoyed the incredible diversity of the food in London, but still craved the BBQ that I grew up enjoying every weekend – particularly during the summer. I decided to try my hand at street food trading and catering. As the only traditional Kansas City-style BBQ in London, it has truly been a dream come true for me to see my sauces and rubs stocked in the best butcher shops in London.

Now I'm going to show you a super easy method on how to cook one of my favourite meats from the BBQ, chicken, with a little rub recipe to help elevate your BBQ bird.

What You'll Need

Equipment

Grill

Tongs

Charcoal

Kitchen Shears

Instant read thermometer

Meat

1 Whole Chicken

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Ingredients for the Spice Rub:

1 Cup White Sugar

.5 Cup Brown Sugar

.5 Cup Course Salt

.25 Cup Smoked Paprika

2 Tbsp Black Pepper

2 Tbsp Celery Salt

2 Tbsp Onion Powder

2 Tbsp Granulated Garlic

2 Tbsp Chili Powder

1 Tbsp Cumin

1 Tbsp Coriander

1 Tbsp Mustard Powder

2 tsp Oregano

2 tsp Cayenne Powder

1 tsp Ginger Powder

Instructions

1. Spatchcock the chicken - Cut the back bone out and flatten the bird. Your butcher can do this for you.

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2. At least 30 minutes before cooking, liberally rub the spice mix all over the bird and be sure to get it under the skin.

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2. Once the coals are nice and hot and covered in grey ash, you're ready to cook.

3. Build a 2 zone fire in the bbq grill. This is done by scattering the charcoal on one side of the grill so there's a hot side and cooler side.

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4. Place the bird skin-side-up on the cooler side. Place the lid on the grill with the holes over the bird.

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5. Cook until the internal temperature in the thickest part of the breast is 70 Celsius and 75 in the thickest part of the thigh. Should take about 1.5 hours.

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Edited by George Cheley

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