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Easy Tender BBQ Chicken Recipe

bbq chicken on the grill

My husband taught me how to BBQ and now I love every part of it! The drive to the spot, getting the charcoal ready, setting up the table, and grilling. The whole experience is amusing and fun, but of course, the best part is enjoying a juicy tender meat after a hard work.

Today I am sharing BBQ Chicken recipe and a glimpse of my and hubby’s BBQ experience.

grill ready to be used

BBQ Chicken Made Easy

We’ve decided to BBQ near the beach, the wind was strong, exactly what we needed. Like a little kid, I was so excited to get the stuff out of the car trunk, I tried to come out of the car while my seatbelt was on (I won’t go into details here, but the scene wasn’t graceful!). We found a good spot and put everything up.

bbq chicken close up image

As usual, I had to forget something! I forgot to bring a knife and we are grilling a whole chicken. Luckily, we brought a new friend with us, Cave tools’ Barbecue Spatula with Bottle Opener. This Spatula is the beast, and I mean it. It is heavy duty, you realize that the moment you hold it.

bbq chicken on the grill

One of The Best BBQ Tools

This Spatula is attractive, have a look at the pictures below, the design is on point! It is made to make BBQ fun, so let me tell you a little more about my new friend. Besides looking good, it can flip a whole heavy bird (like the one we are BBQing) without bending.


And now the recipe for the BBQ Chicken!

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Easy Tender BBQ Chicken Recipe

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Author: Muna Kenny


  • One whole chicken with skin
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 3 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder or to taste
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • Salt


  • Butterfly the chicken by cutting the backbone. Cut the bone located between the chicken legs.
  • Season the chicken and allow to marinate overnight or at least for four hours while in the fridge.
  • When the grill is ready, place the chicken skin side first on the grill. Cover the chicken, this will help in giving it a smoking flavor.
  • Flip the chicken after 7 to 9 minutes depending on how big your chicken is. Flip again for 7 to 9 minutes, then cook the chicken for 25 minutes, flip and cook for another 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Enjoy!
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  1. Good that you had fun!

  2. This chicken is legit perfection! I LOVEEEEEEEE spatchcocking!

  3. Robin rue

    That chicken really does sound good! The right BBQ tools are so important, too!!

  4. We have not had a whole BBQ’ed chicken yet this season and that one looks so amazing. Cooked right to perfection. I’m always intimidated to cook them on the grill for some reason. But you make it look super easy!

  5. This looks delicious! I’ve never thought about putting a whole chicken on the grill but I’m definitely going to try it.

    • munatycooking

      Usually, we cut the chicken up since that way it cooks faster but we wanted to try grilling a whole chicken to see how long it will take to cook!

  6. That looks awesome! I’m going to have to have my son teach me how to use our charcoal grill. We never use the gas one anymore. Things just taste better over charcoal.

  7. My husband would love that chicken. Me myself, I would love that Rusty Wallace cooler you have there! #2 forever!

  8. Sandy N Vyjay

    Love that spatula. Hope you enjoyed your time. My sis has a BBQ at her back yard and I am going to share this recipe with her. She might be interested in trying this out.

    • munatycooking

      Hope she likes it! I so look forward to moving and having my own back yard, I’ll party every week!

  9. Love grilling chicken! We use our grill a lot during the spring/summer/fall season. Living in Florida has it’s perks. 🙂 This looks like a great bbq tool to have on hand.

    • munatycooking

      I wish I can BBQ often too, grilling makes food tastes much better. I love this tool it was helpful!

  10. Jaime Nicole

    BBQ is one of my favorite summertime treats! There’s nothing like that fresh off the grill flavor – especially when it’s tender and not dried out!

  11. Mm, I love barbecue chicken. We grill out almost every day during the summer months. We might just make this.

    • munatycooking

      We are BBQing often now than before, it is so much fun and I hope you enjoy this recipe!

  12. I absolutely LOVE bbq chicken on the grill during the summertime. I’m trying to experiment with different types of sauces so that each grilling session is better than the next!

  13. Victoria Heckstall

    I love grilling chicken! The spatula looks pretty amazing and perfect, I’ll make sure to make this fantastic recipe!

  14. My Teen Guide

    I love the spices you used to marinate the chicken. I love grilled food too, and we do have a backyard BBQ every weekend. I guess we’re just taking advantage of the nice sunny weather! 🙂

  15. I am so making this once we get home from vacation! We haven’t had much time to enjoy grilling this summer as much as I would like. I think this recipe is going to be a hit with my boys!

  16. You cant have summer without BBQ. I love a good tender BBQ chicken!

  17. Debra J Hawkins

    Oh man, how I love BBQ chicken! I am going to have to stop and get more propane for my grill because I need this in my life!

  18. BBQ tools are important, though some do not realize it. That chicken looks so good.

  19. I love this recipe. If there is one thing that I can’t pass up is Barbecue Chicken. Yummy!

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