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.
6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
6 bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon allspice
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
How to Make It
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.
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.
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.