Charcoal-Grilled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 whole chicken (4 lbs.)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1⁄2 medium yellow onion, peeled and quartered
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 hamburger buns


  • Wash the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. Salt and pepper the chicken cavity and place the onion quarters and garlic inside.
  • Arrange hot coals around a drip pan in the bottom of a kettle-type grill. Place the chicken on the grill grate directly over the drip pan. Cook until the internal temperature at the thickest part of the breast reaches 160ºF (about 1 1⁄2 hours).
  • Remove chicken from the grill and allow to cool. Remove vegetables from cavity and peel the skin from the chicken. Pull the chicken meat from the bones, using a fork or your fingers, and place in a large saucepan. Pour the barbecue sauce over the chicken and simmer until heated. Serve on hamburger buns.