Clean the chicken, trim off any excess fat and pat dry turn the chicken breast down and the rib side up. Use kitchen scissors to remove the rib bones. Cut from the backbone from the neck down towards the leg. Cut it down and remove the backbone you can save it and use it for soup or broth. Then cut a small bone from the cartilage in the middle of the breastbone this will show the breastbone then flip the chicken and press the bone side down to flatten it.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. You can also use a grill too. Mix all the ingredients except the barbecue sauce.
Rub everything on the chicken on both sides.
Place the seasoned on a baking sheet and roast for about 25-30 minutes.
Brush the barbecue sauce in and out and return the chicken to the oven and baste the chicken after 10 minutes, take it out again for the last time and baste it. When the temperature reads 165 degrees F it is done.
Remove it allow to rest for about 10 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
This was served with pineapple salsa.