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.
1 whole chicken, broken down into eight- ten pieces
Favorite BBQ Sauce- I use a less sweet kind like Stubb’s or Cowtown
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!