The Cafe will be open Christmas Eve from 8am - 2pm and closed on Christmas Day.

Blackberry BBQ Chicken Halves

And we thought blackberry preserves was only for biscuits……

Servings: 2 whole chickens/4 halves



  1. In a medium size bowl, mix together, water, vinegar, bay leaves, garlic and brown sugar, mix thoroughly, set aside.
  2. Split chicken in half, removing back bone. Marinate in prepared brine for 1-2 days.
  3. Drain chicken, pat dry. Sprinkle with dry rub.
  4. Smoke or grill for approximately 3 hours, until internal temp of breast reaches 160°F .
  5. When chicken is cooked (160°F internal temp of breast), coat liberally with Loveless Cafe Blackberry BBQ sauce.
  6. Place on grill or in 350°F oven. Be careful not to scorch. Brush with sauce several times while turning chicken until well sauced. Some lightly charred color is desired.
  7. Serve with your favorite sides!