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Grilled BBQ Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Taylor & Izzy Harris

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
8-10 skinless chicken drumsticks (approx. 3 lbs.)
1 tbsp. olive oil

Spice Mix:
2 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. EACH chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, brown sugar
tsp. EACH chipotle chili powder, dried thyme, pepper

Barbecue Sauce:
1 tsp. ketchup
c. molasses
c. packed brown sugar
2 tbsp. seedless blackberry preserves
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. reserved Spice Rub (from above in directions).

Directions:
Directions:
1. Whisk together all of the Spice Mix ingredients. Remove 1 tsp. to a saucepan to
use later in your Barbecue Sauce.
2. Drizzle chicken with 1 tbsp. olive oil and rub it all over the chicken. Sprinkle the
chicken with half of the Spice Mix and rub into chicken. Flip chicken over and
sprinkle with remaining spice mix (it will seem like a lot but use it all). Rub spice
mix into chicken. Let chicken sit 30 minutes at room temperature OR you can cover
and refrigerate up to overnight and cook later. (If you refrigerate chicken and grill
later, let chicken sit at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to grilling for more
even cooking).
3. Meanwhile, add all of the Barbecue Sauce ingredients to the saucepan with the
reserved 1 tsp. spice mix. Whisk together and simmer for 5-10 minutes for the
flavors to meld.

To Grill:
1. Grease grill and preheat grill to high heat. Once hot, add chicken and sear,
uncovered, for 5 minutes, flip chicken over and sear an additional 5 minutes.
2. Cover and turn heat down to low so the temperature stays around 325 F. when
the lid is closed. Cook 5 minutes with the lid closed, flip and cook an additional 5
minutes with the lid closed.
3. Baste chicken with barbecue sauce and cook 1 minute, flip and cook an
additional minute. Using an instant read thermometer, check temperature of
chicken at the thickest part without touching the bone. chicken is done when it
registers 165-180 F. on an instant read thermometer. If chicken isn't done,
continue to grill (covered) and flip chicken and baste with barbecue sauce every 3
minutes until it reaches temperature.
4. Remove chicken to a serving platter, brush with barbecue sauce. Let rest 5
minutes before serving. Serve with additional barbecue sauce.

To Bake:
1. Line a baking sheet with foil (for easy cleanup) and top with a baking/cooling rack
if you have one. Lightly spray rack with nonstick cooking spray. Line drumsticks
on the baking rack without touching. Let chicken set at room temperature for 30-
60 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425 F. Bake chicken at 425 F. for 30-35
minutes or until cooked through.
2. Remove chicken to a serving platter, brush with barbecue sauce. Let rest 5
minutes before serving. Serve with additional barbecue sauce.

 

 

 

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