Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Meaty chicken leg quarters stay moister on the grill than chicken breasts and are a perfect vehicle for the sauce. The thick sauce glazes the meat, making for delightfully sticky-fingered eating. Substitute any other wood chips for hickory.
- Soak wood chips in water 1 hour; drain well.
- Loosen skin from thighs and drumsticks by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat. Rub Kansas City Dry Rub evenly under loosened skin; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Remove grill rack; set aside. Prepare grill for indirect grilling, heating one side to medium-high and leaving one side with no heat.
- Pierce bottom of a disposable aluminum foil pan several times with the tip of a knife. Place pan on heated side of grill; add half of wood chips to pan. Place another disposable aluminum foil pan (do not pierce pan) on unheated side of grill. Pour 2 cups water in pan. Coat grill rack with cooking spray; place grill rack on grill.
- Place chicken on grill rack over foil pan on unheated side. Close lid; cook 1 1/2 hours. Add additional wood chips halfway during cooking time. Turn chicken over; cover and cook 30 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°. Remove chicken from grill; let stand 10 minutes. Remove and discard skin.
- Bring sauce to a simmer in a small saucepan. Brush chicken with 1/2 cup sauce. Serve chicken with remaining sauce.
- Calories: 294
- Calories from fat: 33%
- Fat: 10.9g
- Saturated fat: 2.9g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.5g
- Protein: 35g
- Carbohydrate: 12.7g
- Fiber: 0.4g
- Cholesterol: 119mg
- Iron: 2.1mg
- Sodium: 591mg
- Calcium: 36mg