Delicious and Tangy BBQ Chicken Recipe

Nov 10, 2023 | Main Courses


Prep Time

Cooking Time

40 minutes
40-50 minutes

BBQ Chicken Ingredients


– 4 chicken drumsticks
– 4 chicken thighs
– 1 cup of tomato sauce
– 1/4 cup of brown sugar
– 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
– 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
– 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
– 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
– 1/2 teaspoon of salt
– 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

BBQ Chicken Cooking Instructions


Step 1: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Clean and oil the grates to prevent sticking.

Step 2: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the tomato sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Stir well, allowing the flavors to meld together. Let it simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

Step 3: Pat dry the chicken drumsticks and thighs with paper towels to ensure a crispy exterior. Place them in a large bowl and generously coat with the prepared barbecue sauce. Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes to infuse the flavors.

Step 4: Once the grill is heated, carefully place the chicken onto the grill grates. Cook for approximately 15-20 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C). Ensure you flip the chicken occasionally to cook it evenly and baste with the remaining barbecue sauce every few minutes for that irresistible, glossy finish.

Step 5: Once the chicken is cooked through, remove it from the grill and allow it to rest for a few minutes. This will help the juices redistribute evenly, resulting in tender, juicy meat.

Step 6: Serve your BBQ Chicken hot off the grill, garnished with chopped fresh parsley or green onions for a burst of color. Pair it with your favorite side dishes, whether it’s creamy coleslaw, buttery cornbread, or a tangy cucumber salad.

Now, picture yourself biting into that beautifully charred and saucy piece of chicken, the juices bursting in your mouth with each tantalizing bite. Ah, pure bliss!

For those who prefer a little kick, feel free to add a dash of cayenne pepper or some hot sauce to the barbecue sauce. You can also experiment with different wood chips for smoking on your grill to infuse additional smoky flavors into the chicken.

So fire up that grill, gather your loved ones, and savor the magic that is BBQ Chicken. It’s a dish that transcends time, evoking memories and creating new ones with every succulent, tangy, and smoky morsel. Enjoy!

Bon appétit!

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