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BBQ Chicken

Bbq chicken

An easy recipe for grilling a whole chicken – the spicy, tangy components of the bbq sauce pair wonderfully with J. Lohr Pure Paso’s blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Steve McGoey.


Dry Rub

  • 1 Tbsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 1-2 Dried Chilies
  • 1 Tbsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Black Pepper (Freshly Ground)
  • 1 Tbsp. Dark Brown Sugar

BBQ Paste

  • 2 Tbsp. BBQ Sauce
  • 1 Bunch Green Onions
  • 1/2 Bunch Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Fresh Chili


  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • Olive Oil


  1. Fill a 12oz aluminum can 3/4 with cold water and put aside.
  2. Rub the whole chicken with the dry rub spice blend (blended in a mortar and pestle).
  3. Place the coated chicken over the top of the aluminum can forming a tripod with the can and the legs of the chicken.
  4. Place the chicken in a dedicated pan onto a preheat-ed BBQ rack ensuring the element under the pan is not on. Close the lid of the BBQ and roast at 400°F until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160°F.
  5. Once the chicken has reached 160°F, baste the entire chicken with the BBQ basting sauce.
  6. Allow the BBQ sauce to caramelize and then apply a second coat of the basting sauce.
  7. At this point the internal temperature of the chicken should be 165°F and you are done.
  8. Carefully remove the chicken from the BBQ and let it rest before carving.
  9. Pour yourself a glass of J. Lohr Pure Paso™ Proprietary Red Wine and enjoy with your favorite side dish.

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