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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Chicken

Grilling season is upon us and one of my favorite things to grill is chicken. You can make it so many ways and my family loves it. We grill at least twice a week and with all this grilling I have perfected our favorite: Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Chicken!!

Grilling season is here and here's a super yummy recipe for sweet and spicy bbq chicken!

Bone-in chicken pieces (I use breast, thighs and drumsticks)
For Marinade:
2 cloves of garlic, diced
salt and pepper to taste
a dash of paprika
Italian dressing to coat.
After Grilling:
1 bottle of sweet & spice BBQ sauce

Grilling Time; 1 hour

At least 4 hours before grilling, add chicken to a bowl. Add garlic and season with salt and pepper,t o taste. Add a dash of paprika and enough Italian dressing to coat the chicken. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.

Light up your grill. I have a gas grill so I just turn it on medium heat and close the cover. I wait about 10 minutes before I add the chicken. I like my grill to be nice and hot. I place the chicken on the bottom part of the grill, closest to the flame for about 5-6 minutes per side. Then, SUPER IMPORTANT: I move the chicken to the top shelf, lower the heat to medium and close the cover! Moving the chicken to the top does not let the chicken get charred. I do not like eating burned chicken and this has become the fool-proof method to perfectly grilled chicken!

Grilling season is here and here's a super yummy recipe for sweet and spicy bbq chicken!

You are going to cook the chicken on the top shelf for about 45 minutes. It is very important to cook bone-in chicken thoroughly. While it's on the top shelf, I turn it twice so I make sure its evenly cooked. The second time I go to turn it, I brush the chicken with the barbecue sauce. 

Grilling season is here and here's a super yummy recipe for sweet and spicy bbq chicken!

Once I check that the chicken is done, I brush the chicken with the barbecue sauce again, cover and turn off the grill. I leave the chicken in there for about another 5 minutes. Then I just remove the chicken from the grill and serve! Sometimes I will accompany this chicken with baked potatoes and grilled asparagus but most of the time, I just set it out on a dish and people just grab-n-go!!

Do you like to grill? Do you use my same top-shelf grilling method?

1 comment:

  1. Okay, my mouth is watering! I'm obsessed with grilled chicken but don't have a freakin grill! Can you believe that. Pinning this though because my husband said he's buying one for us!



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