Barbecuing is an art form for sure, and it’s a great way to enhance the flavor of meats, vegetables, fruit, and even bread. My kids love barbecued chicken, and it’s so easy to make. Here is a simple recipe for barbecuing chicken pieces – we use mostly legs because they are easy to grab and eat, and the dark meat stays moist and retains flavor well.
The other nice thing is that chicken parts, mostly legs and wings, are economical. I buy two packs of chicken legs (usually about 8 to 10 legs), and grill them all at once. Then I have a leftovers for lunch the next day (or even breakfast for some of us).
Pardon my snapshot, but this is all I was able to salvage from the most recent grilling session. These go quickly!
Easy Barbeque (BBQ) ChickenUpdated this post. I now put this chicken straight on the grill after marinating.
- Kosher or sea salt
- chicken pieces
- your favorite BBQ sauce or marinade
- a grill and pastry or basting brush
Simple Marinade Combine 1/2 cup of orange juice with 1/4 cup of honey and a pinch of salt. Blend until all the honey is dissolved, and you have a sweet, tangy marinade to brush on the chicken pieces. And add a pinch of cayenne pepper if you want them spicy.
- Preheat your grill to a medium heat for about 10 minutes.
- Brush the chicken pieces with BBQ sauce and place them on the grill.
- Each time you turn the chicken pieces, brush the top side with more BBQ sauce.
- Turn pieces about every 5 minutes.
- They’re done when the juice runs clear, usually about 12 to 15 minutes of grilling. The time will depend on the size and thickness of your chicken pieces.