Learn the best technique for grilled BBQ chicken that delivers seasoned juicy chicken with crispy skin basted in mouthwatering barbecue sauce. It's perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or to serve at all your summer gatherings!
-Simple to follow recipe -Quick and easy prep -Tender and juicy -Crowd pleaser
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Bone-in, skin on chicken pieces Olive oil Smoked paprika Salt and pepper BBQ sauce
Season the chicken
Pat chicken dry with a paper towel and add the pieces to a large bowl. Coat the olive oil and seasoning and toss the chicken.
Sear chicken skin
Place chicken on grill over direct heat and grill uncovered 5-10 minutes.
Grill on indirect heat
Flip chicken and place over indirect heat (the cooler side of the grill). Reduce the heat to low or medium-low. Cover and grill for 20-30 minutes.
Flip the chicken over and baste with the BBQ sauce. Cover and grill for another 15-20 minutes.
Flip the chicken over once more and baste the other side. Cover and cook for the last 10-30 minutes.
Time and Temperature
Timing will depend on size of chicken pieces and range from 10-30 minutes. Bone-in will take longer than boneless. Chicken is ready when it reaches 165°F.
BBQ Chicken Tips
-Start with a clean grill -Avoid dry chicken by taking it off the grill at 160°F and letting it rest -Skin-on chicken will keep the meat moist and juicy
Serve with all your favorite summertime recipes! Enjoy!
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