Famous Dave’s Bbq Chicken Recipe A Delicious Treat

I mastered the Famous Dave’s Smoked Salmon Dip and Famous Dave’s Salmon Spread a long time back. That time, I knew a little about the famous dave’s bbq chicken. But I never gave a thought about trying it myself as I had a list of famous bbq chicken recipes in my hand.

Then one day, my sister kind of forced me to try the dave’s bbq chicken claiming the I would hardly think of any other bbq chicken after preparing the famous dave’s barbeque chicken. I must say that she was very true that they! This recipe has made up to the list of my famous bbq chicken recipes list in no time. So, I would like to give all the credit to my sister for introducing me to this superb recipe!

Apart from the famous dave’s bbq, I have also tried a few other bbq chicken recipes, but nothing like this one!

So, folks, today you are getting the best version of the famous dave’s bbq chicken that came out directly from the famous dave’s menu. It’s time to boost up your cooking experience with this delicious dish…


For the seasoning

  • Lemon pepper (1/2 cup)
  • Mrs. Dash seasoning (1/2 cup)
  • Paprika (1/2 cup)
  • Lemon pepper (1/2 cup)
  • Kosher salt (1/2 cup)

For the roast chicken

  • Roasting chickens (6 pounds)
  • Lemon juice (8 ounces)
  • Italian dressing (16 ounces)
  • Roast chicken seasoning (1/3 cup)


  1. Take a large bowl and mix all the chicken seasoning ingredients in that bowl. Then set it aside and store it in a safe container.
  2. Now, in a 2-gallon plastic bag (must be sealable), place all the chicken. Pour in the lemon juice along with the Italian dressing mixture, turning the mixture into a coat.
  3. Then marinate the chicken and keep it in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Make sure to turn it in every 30-35 minutes.
  4. Then take the chicken out of the bag and let it drain. At the same time, preheat your oven to 380-degree Fahrenheit.
  5. Use the roast chicken seasoning to season the chicken gently but generously.
  6. Now, arrange the chicken on the baking pan and keep the pan on a rack. Then use foil to tent the loosely.
  7. Bake the chicken for 1-1.5 hours or more, as long as it takes to reach 170-180 degrees Fahrenheit in a meat thermometer.

Make sure to remove the tent 20-25 minutes before you finish the baking process. Then stop baking and let the chicken stand for around 10-15 minutes and serve the Famous dave’s bbq chicken.

Tips and Tricks

  • I don’t take more than 4 hours to marinate the chicken. But there is no wrong marinating it overnight. In fact, some people do this. It might make the chicken juicer. So take your chances for diversity.
  • If you don’t want to mix up the seasoning ingredients, just sprinkle all the ingredients individually on your chicken.  Do it generously, and you will get the desired taste! It’s a tested formula.
  • It’s not necessary to use the entire amount of seasoning. Some people get the job done using only one-fourth of the seasoning. So do it the way you like. YOU can also adjust the taste by trying the recipe a few times.

Recipe Variations

  • Add some vegetables in with the chicken while cooking. This will take the recipe to a whole new level by absorbing a lot of the flavor.
  • You can sue the onion-herb mix from Mrs. Dash for a little variation. It will not make that much of a difference, yet it’s perfectly noticeable. So hit it sometimes!
  • Once I used to like the bone-in chicken breasts in this recipe. Some people still go for this. So if you are bored with the same old version, go for this one with bone-in chicken breasts.

Nutritional Information

Famous daves bbq chicken is very rich in essential nutrients for everyday life. Yet, you might need to be a bit cautious about the amount of Cholesterol in it if it really concerns you. Remember, 815 calories come from fat alone!

Serving (515-gram)Nutritional ValueDaily Value
Calories1106.8 (4576kJ)
Total Fat90.6g139%
Saturated Fat20.2g101%
Total Carbohydrate23.3g7%
Dietary Fiber3.3g13%
Note: Daily Value percentage is based on a 2,000-calorie diet a day.

To speak frankly, sometimes I feel like the Famous dave’s bbq chicken has been my go-to BBQ chicken recipe. Relatives, friends, or whoever comes, I just get into preparing it very often. Besides, the preparation and cooking process is also pretty simple, and I try to utilize it all.

If you have any quarries or suggestions concerning this recipe, please feel free to let me know. I would also like to know about your variations!

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