1 whole chicken (Large). Cut it up in 10 – 12 pieces. Marinade Sauce: 1 cup Ranch dressing and 1 cup Italian dressing (Do not use fat-free dressing). 2 TBSP sea or kosher salt. 2 TBSP garlic powder. 2 TBSP onion powder. 2 TBSP Paprika. 2 TBSP Mesquite seasoning liquid smoke.
In a pot, put all ingredients of marinade sauce and use a hand egg beater to mix well. Piece by piece, dip chicken piece and massage in the sauce mixture until all pieces are well coated. Now put all the chicken in the same pot and cook on medium heat for 45 minutes, covered.
Use smoking hickory chips on top of your charcoal right before placing the chicken on the grill. Best results if charcoal is about 5 inches away from grill and if grill has a cover. Make sure the grill’s air vents are closed before placing the chicken. Immediately cover your grill and keep closed for at least 8 minutes. Manage your flames to ensure you don’t burn your food. Bring the pot you cooked in with you so you can use the juices to brush on while you BBQ or dip the chicken in there every time you turn it. Best with the chunky & moist corn breadand a spinach salad with tomatoes and a raspberry vinaigrette dressing topped with glazed walnuts and candied cranberries. Enjoy!