BBQ Chicken

One of my favorite ways to eat chicken is a simple brined chicken, grilled and finished with a mopping of BBQ sauce at the end. So simple, yet so good. Many of you will break out your grills for the Fourth of July celebration. If you are still looking for a crowd pleaser recipe, this would be a winner.

BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken
BBQ Chicken

1 whole chicken, broken down into eight- ten pieces

Favorite BBQ Sauce- I use a less sweet kind like Stubb’s or Cowtown

For Brine

1 cup apple juice

1 cup water

1/4 tblsp garlic powder

1 tblsp honey

1/2 tblsp dark brown sugar

1/2 tblsp soy sauce

1/2 tblsp fresh lemon juice

In a large bowl, combine all the brine ingredients and mix well. Submerge the chicken in the marinade. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours to overnight.

Preheat the grill. Remove chicken from the brine. Place chicken on the grate and grill until the internal temp of the chicken is about 150 degrees F.  Mop the chicken generously with your favorite BBQ sauce. Cook for about 15 more minutes or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees F. Enjoy!

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13 thoughts on “BBQ Chicken

    1. Thanks. Yes, i got caught up on my rest. Watched some great fireworks shot over the water and ate a great meal. Oh and we watched Moonrise Kingdom, which was a deliciously quirkymovie. Anyway, enjoy the chicken. Very comforting and yummy. Hope you enjoyed your fourth. Your pictures look like you guys did.

  1. I need to revisit the brine. I did some chicken last night with a little marinade then on the grill put a cookie sheet on top of it with a couple of bricks. Something I read and wanted to try…it was great.

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