Bob Sykes: Bar-B-Que Chicken

Bar-B-Que Chicken
Published: Mar. 13, 2023 at 12:48 PM CDT
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Bob Sykes Bar-B-Que Bone-In Half Chicken


  • Do not wash chicken in the sink
  • Use kitchen shears instead of a knife
  • Always brine your chicken
  • Preheat the grill or charcoal pit to 350 to 275 degrees

Make a Brine


  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 gallon of water


  1. Blend with a whisk (do not heat)
  2. Pour into a large zip lock bag with the chicken
  3. Let the chicken and the brine sit for a minimum two hours, 12 hours for the best results

Bob Sykes Poultry Seasoning


  • 1 cup seasoning salt
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup ground black pepper


  1. Apply seasoning to both sides of chicken, start bone side down
  2. Gauge your fire
  3. Turn every 10-12 minutes
  4. Cook until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees
  5. Serve with warm Bob Sykes BBQ Sauce

Never add sauce while chicken is cooking!

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