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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Old School BBQ Chicken

Can you believe that with all the grilled chicken recipes I have posted, I have not once posted just a good ol' barbecue chicken recipe?  Oh sure, I've done a Carolina style barbecue chicken, I've done an Alabama barbecue chicken, I've even done an Asian twist with a Hoisin barbecue chicken... but I have never posted a regular barbecue chicken recipe!!!  When I saw Chris' (Nibble Me This) post, I knew I had to rectify that.

This truly is old school, finger-licking good, bbq chicken!  (P.S...don't let the long list of ingredients scare you...most every thing listed here should be in your pantry or fridge already and it all comes together quickly!)

Old School BBQ Chicken
Adapted from Chris, Nibble Me This
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For the rub - 
1 1/2 Tablespoons paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For the BBQ sauce -
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 Tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 Tablespoons water

In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the rub.  Sprinkle evenly over both sides of the chicken and place on clean platter or plate.  Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Meanwhile, in a sauce pan over medium heat, add all the ingredients for the bbq sauce and stir to combine.  Bring to a simmer, reduce heat, and let cook for 10 minutes; stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.  Can be stored in a jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Place chicken over direct heat and grill about 6 minutes per side.  Brush the chicken with the BBQ sauce and continue to cook until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  (about another 2-3 minutes per side).  Remove from grill and allow to cool for a few minutes.  Serve with any remaining bbq sauce.  Enjoy!

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Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, I have all of the ingredients! so let's see. It's your chicken recipe tomorrow night and Mary's recipe tonight. What would I do without y'all???

Yenta Mary said...

Breakfast! Oh, man, that looks so good! Old School ... sometimes we forget the classics as we try to be inventive, but this is a classic for a reason ... :)

StephenC said...

Thank goodness your first instruction is not, "Commit all ingredients to memory."

Pam said...

It looks awesome! I love a good bbq chicken.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Yes, Jenn, as Mary said, "classic for a reason"! Eventually I am going to procure a better gas grill. Until then, I'm leaving all the grilling to my husband!

Big Dude said...

Looks like some really good GRILLED chicken with BBQ sauce - the devil made me say it. When I was a kid our family grilled out most nights and they did really old school BBQ chicken. Add S&P to chicken pieces and toss on grill. When cooked some, begin basting with some sort of bottled sauce and cook until chicken is done with some black skin - I still like the black as you will soon see.

Debra said...

I love how this is regular old BBQ for you! I think I will venture out and make my own BBQ sauce tomorrow!

Angie's Recipes said...

A soul-satisfying and delectable meal!

Candace said...

You just can't beat old school BBQ for me. This looks delicious!

Mary said...

This sounds fantastic, Jenn. I have made more BBQ sauce covered chicken (please note that I didn't actually call it BBQ'd or grilled - ha ha ha) this year than I have before in my life. Love this meal.

We Are Not Martha said...

I grew up eating BBQ chicken about once a week in the summer because my dad made such a great one. But it's been way too long!! This looks delicious :)


Chris said...

It is fun to go back to old fashion recipes since we all spend so much time on the hottest and newest trends! Your plated chicken looks flawless. Perfect with slaw and beans:)

Bo said...

I love this kind of chicken. Yummy!