The Ultimate Barbecued Chicken Recipe

Barbecued Chicken Recipe

How to Make The Ultimate Barbecued Chicken Recipe?

The Ultimate Barbecued Chicken Recipe – It’s grilled rather than smoke-roasted at low temperature. But it requires a similar attention to technique. You’ll want to move the pieces around on the grill to keep them from burning, and flip them often as well. Cooking barbecued chicken benefits from a basting technique used with water, then paints it onto the meat he’s cooking coat after coat, allowing it to reduce and intensify rather than seize up and burn. For more spicy, simple and delicious recipes keep visiting Asan Khana Pakana.Here comes with The Ultimate Barbecued Chicken Recipe, that you can cook and enjoy at home.:

Prep Time  Cook Time Serves
2 Hrs  1 Hr 20 Min 6


  • 2 Quarts Water
  • 2 Tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Smashed With the Side of a Large Knife
  • 4 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 6 Chicken Legs and Thighs, Still Connected, Bone In, Skin On, About 10 Ounces Each

The Ultimate Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1 Slice Bacon
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Thyme
  • Extra-virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
  • 2 Cups Ketchup
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Molasses
  • 1 Tbsp Dry Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Paprika or Smoked Paprika if Available
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. For the brine, in a mixing bowl combine the water, salt, sugar, garlic, and thyme.
  2. Transfer the brine to a 2-gallon sized re-sealable plastic bag. Add the chicken, close the bag and refrigerate 2 hours to allow the salt and seasonings to penetrate the chicken.
  3. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Wrap the bacon around the bunch of thyme and tie with kitchen twine so you have a nice bundle.
  4. Heat about 2 tablespoons of oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the thyme and cook slowly 3 to 4 minutes to render the bacon fat and give the sauce a nice smoky taste.
  5. Add the onion and garlic and cook slowly without coloring for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the remaining ingredients, give the sauce a stir, and turn the heat down to low.
  7. Cook slowly for 20 minutes to meld the flavors. Once the sauce is done cooking, remove about 1 1/2 cups of the sauce and reserve for serving along side the chicken at the table.
  8. The rest of the barbecue sauce will be used for basing the legs.
  9. Preheat oven 375 degrees F.
  10. Preheat a grill pan or an outdoor gas or charcoal barbecue to a medium heat.
  11. Take a few paper towels and fold them several times to make a thick square.
  12. Blot a small amount of oil on the paper towel and carefully and quickly wipe the hot grates of the grill to make a nonstick surface.
  13. Take the chicken out of the brine, pat it dry on paper towels.
  14. Arrange the chicken pieces on the preheated grill and cook, turn once mid-way, and cook for a total of 10 minutes.
  15. Transfer the grill marked chicken to a cookie sheet and then place in the oven.
  16. Cook the chicken for 15 minutes, remove it from the oven and then brush liberally, coating every inch of the legs with the barbecue sauce and then return to the oven for 25 to 30 more minutes, basting the chicken for a second time half way through remaining cooking time.


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