Classic BBQ Chicken

Serves: 4 people"


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  1. 01

    My secret to moist juicy chicken every single time always starts with a good brine. A brine is a simple liquid that packs a ton of flavor into the protein that it's soaking in. For this particular brine we are going to keep it very simple start in a small pot 3 cups of water 1 cup of salt quarter cup brown sugar quarter cup garlic salt. Let simmer until all ingredients have dissolved. Then in a large bowl score in the brown liquid then add roughly half a gallon of water. This is to dilute the potency of the brine and to cool the initial liquid.



    • Water
    • Salt
    • Brown Sugar
    • Garlic Salt
  3. 02

    For this Cook will be using a whole chicken later cutting it into halves, but for now you can place the whole chicken into the brine liquid. It's best to do this overnight if possible if not at least 3 to 4 hours before cook time.



    • 1 Whole Chicken
  5. 03

    Load light and set your gravity series charcoal grill for this particular cook I'm using some of the flavor enhance charcoal from Kingsford more specifically the garlic cumin in paprika. Feel free to use which ever charcoal you have available. Set the temperature to 300°.



    • Garlic Salt
    • Cumin
  7. 04

    Remove your chicken from the brine lightly rinse and then pat dry. Next we're going to split the chicken into 2, this allows for much faster cook time. Lightly coat each half with a high smoke temp oil, in this case grape-seed oil.



    • Case grade-seed oil
  9. 05

    Season the chicken using your favorite poultry rub for me that would be my good feathers poultry rub has subtle notes of citrus the right amount of salt and just enough heat. Make sure you also season underneath the skin as well. Once done place both halves on the middle shelf of the grill, we're looking for an internal doneness of 165°.

  10. 06

    No for me one of the things that brings classic barbecue chicken to life is a wonderful barbecue sauce. This is a very simple sauce that you can dress up or dress down however you want. In a small pot pour in 1 cup of brown sugar 3 tsp of salt, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, teaspoon of cumin, 1 tablespoon crushed black pepper, quarter cup vinegar and 1 cup chicken stock. On low heat stir all ingredients together until consistency is smooth, if you'd like a thinner sauce you can add more chicken stock or vinegar depending on your acidity level.



    • Brown Sugar
    • Salt
    • Cayenne Pepper
    • Cumin
    • Crushed Black Pepper
    • Vinegar
    • Chicken Stock

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