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Organic BBQ Chicken Halves

with Italian Dressing and BBQ Seasonings

Thom Hackett
Serves:  2




All ingredients are to be organic or Natural.



1 chicken, halved lengthwise

cup Italian dressing, ingredients & recipe follows

1 tablespoon ground mustard

1 garlic clove, smashed

1 teaspoons crushed red pepper

teaspoon dried basil

teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoons raw sugar

1 tablespoon BBQ seasoning

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

cup canola oil

Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons BBQ seasoning, ingredients & recipe follows

6 tablespoon paprika

3 tablespoon raw sugar

1 tablespoon onion powder

cup BBQ sauce, ingredients & recipe follows

1 cup ketchup

cup water

cup apple cider vinegar

3 tablespoons brown sugar

3 tablespoons raw sugar

teaspoon black pepper

teaspoon onion powder

teaspoon ground mustard

1 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 

Cooking Method

Directions for BBQ Chicken Halves:


Rinse Chicken halves in cold water and pat dry with paper towels

  1. Place chicken in a large bowl or baking dish, coat with Italian dressing and evenly season with BBQ seasoning.

  2. Allow the chicken to marinate couple of hours to overnight

Take the chicken out of the refrigerator and brush chicken with BBQ sauce.

Place into a preheated 350F oven for 45 minutes.

Directions for Italian Dressing:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, except the oil, salt and pepper. 

  2. Slowly whisk in the oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Direction for BBQ Seasoning:


Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir combined. 

  • Keep in airtight container for up to 6 months.

Directions for BBQ Sauce:

  1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients. 

  2. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. 

  3. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hours.

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