Grilled BBQ Orange Chicken Recipe


We’ll let you in on a little classified info: pair Grilla Grills’ rub and award-winning barbecue sauce together and you get a packed punch of flavor that can’t be beat. Throw that on well-smoked chicken to finish it off. Secret’s out: this is your new favorite Grilled BBQ Orange Chicken Recipe recipe.


  • 1 whole 5-lb (or larger) chicken
  • 1 24-oz jar orange marmalade
  • 1 TB fresh ginger
  • 2 TB red pepper flakes
  • ¼ C Grilla AP Rub
  • 3 TB Grilla BBQ Sauce


If you want to save cook time, you may want to start by spatch-cocking the chicken. This will cut about 20 percent off of the cook time. If you prefer the presentation of a whole bird leave whole. Preheat your Grilla to 275 degrees.

In a small sauce pan, melt the orange marmalade on low. Add the BBQ sauce and ginger to this mixture.

Coat the chicken with the rub and place on the grill. If you spatch cooked the bird, start with the skin-side up for cooking. Flip the bird over halfway through cooking. If you left it whole, then you will cook breast-side up for the whole cook.

Your cooking time will vary depending on size of bird, but you want to cook until all parts of the bird reach an internal temp of 165 degrees. If you plan on pulling the meat apart then you want to take the temp to at least 175 degrees. Your total cook time for a whole bird will be just over 2 hours.

During the last 20 minutes of cooking, coat the bird with the marmalade mixture in 10-minute intervals. If you have some leftover, that is fine—it’s great to dip the meat into if you pull the meat from the bird.


Referenced Products

Grilla Wood Pellet Smoker Grill

The Grilla Pro wood pellet smoker grill features convection grilling airflow for Pro-Smoke barbecue smoke flavor. Grilla's EvenTemp Chamber, Keep Heat Swing Lid and Never Flare Flavor Disk produce a consistent heat and smoke level in the cooking chamber.

All Purpose Rub 12 oz.

If you're looking to add versatility and flavor to your BBQ, grab a bottle of Grilla Grills All Purpose Rub. Recommended by pro team grill members, Grilla Grills All Purpose BBQ Rub contains the perfect blend of spices to up your grillin' game.

Thick & Bold Sauce 18 oz.

The Pitmaster’s award winning Thick & Bold sauce is the perfect pairing for beef, chicken, and pork. The delicately blended sauce firsts tastes sweet & savory, followed by a punch to the taste buds full of flavor. It won’t take you long to understand why it’s a favorite both at home and in competition. Only $7.99!
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