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Barbecue Chicken

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 42 mins
Chill time 6 hrs
Yield 8 Servings
Thighs and drumsticks are often cheaper than breasts, making this a budget-friendly barbecue choice. The spice rub is a mixture of spices you probably already have in your pantry. 

 

Ingredients

  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks
  • Spice Rub:
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • Sauce:
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke

Nutrition Information

  • calories 370
  • fat 13 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • protein 20 g
  • carbohydrate 41 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 81 mg
  • sodium 748 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place chicken on a rimmed baking sheet. Make spice rub: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle spice mix over chicken and rub in. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 6 hours.

  2. Make sauce: Combine all ingredients in a large pan. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat.

  3. Preheat grill to medium low; oil when hot. Cook chicken for 10 minutes, turn over and cook for 8 minutes longer. Brush sauce on one side of chicken, turn over and cook for 3 minutes. Brush remaining side with sauce, turn over and cook for 3 minutes, or until cooked through.