Traditional Barbecued Chicken Recipe

This is a simple, fast, sure-fire recipe that delivers full flavor and tender chicken grilled on your GrillGrates.
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  • 4 to 5 chicken quarters-bone in, skin on
  • **BARBECUE SAUCE Makes 2 cups, add in sauce pan:
  • 1 cup apple juice , or 1/2 cup apple juice + 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 tablespoon grape jelly
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced or pressed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Mix ingredients in sauce pan on stove top over medium heat for 4 minutes or just until sauce starts to boil, keep stirring.
  • Turn off heat and let cool.
  • Coat meat generously, all sides.

  • Place BBQ chicken on preheated GrillGrates (8 to 10 minutes on Low-Low/Med Heat, lid down). Grill chicken with lid-down on Low-Low/Med Heat. For charcoal, preheat your GrillGrates after the red hot peak, gray coals only (8-10 minutes), lid closed.
  • Grill chicken quarters and breasts for approximately 15-20 minutes total. Grill drumsticks for approximately 10-12 minutes. Grill wings for approximately 6-8 minutes. Use the GrateTool to turn in 3-4 minutes.

  • NOTE: Judge the initial sear marks to get an indication of how hot you are cooking. If the sear marks are dark to black on the first flip, you are cooking too hot, turn down the burners. Notice how the BBQ sauce and natural chicken juices sizzles just under the meat to enhance juiciness. Your grill never sounded so good.

  • or 5-6 chicken breasts, bone in, skin on
  • or 3 double chicken breasts, (6 single breasts) boneless, skinless
  • or 12 chicken drumsticks
  • or 36 chicken wings

  • **Or use your favorite sauce in a bottle
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