BBQ chicken platter served on a tray

BBQ chicken platter

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Prep: 40 mins Cook: 1 hr, 10 mins plus at least 2 hrs chilling and cooling

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Serves 6

Roast or barbecue these BBQ chicken pieces then serve on a platter with onion rings, coleslaw and mac ‘n’ cheese for an all-American banquet 

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal325
  • fat16g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre2g
  • protein32g
  • salt2g
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  • 1 whole chicken, jointed, or 8 bone-in chicken pieces (we used legs, breasts, thighs and wings)



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For the spice rub

  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic granules



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For the BBQ sauce

  • 2 tbsp runny honey



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  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp light brown soft sugar
  • 200g American mustard



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  1. To make the spice rub, mix the salt, smoked paprika and garlic granules together in a large bowl. Add the chicken pieces and toss well to coat. Transfer to the fridge to chill for at least 2 hrs.

  2. To make the BBQ sauce, tip the honey, vinegar, sugar and mustard into a pan and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

  3. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Pour half of the the BBQ sauce into a large bowl, add the seasoned chicken pieces and toss to coat. Spread the chicken out on a baking tray and roast for 1 hr, occasionally basting with more BBQ sauce, until the chicken is cooked through and sticky. Serve with truffled mac ‘n’ cheese, onion rings and coleslaw if you like.

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