How to Barbecue Chicken
If you want to save money and time at the grill this summer – plan on cooking some delicious barbecue chicken at your weekend cookout! Bone-in chicken breasts, drumsticks and thighs from Gold ‘n Plump are on sale through June 30 at Coborn’s and CobornsDelivers so it’s a great time to stock up and start grilling!
How to Make the Best Barbecue Chicken
Choose your meat wisely! Dark meat – like those legs and thighs – are great to grill. The meat is very tender and can be more forgiving than white meat if you overcook it!
It’s all about the sauce. Great BBQ chicken is all about the sauce since you’re basting the meat with it while it cooks and when it comes off the grill. So – either make your own (as the recipes below will advise you to) or grab a bottle of your favorite sauce from Coborn’s and CobornsDelivers. We have an incredible variety of local and national brands to choose from.
Marinate or brine. Before you start grilling chicken, we recommend either marinating the chicken pieces overnight or letting them hang out in a ‘dry brine’ – that’s a fancy way of doing a dry spice/salt rub on the chicken for a few hours before cooking. Either technique will help you create delicious, juicy chicken when it comes off the grill.
Marinate or Brine Chicken Before Grilling
This marinade is a great one for soaking chicken overnight. It uses a barbecue seasoning that’s sweet with a little kick to it. This recipe also has you make your own barbecue sauce and it’s worth the effort to make. This recipe for Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Barbecue Chicken is great if you don’t have a ton of time – you can brine the chicken for two hours – or even as little as 15 minutes to start creating great barbeque chicken. This recipe also calls for making your own sauce to baste the chicken with – and it gets some great flavor from bacon, cumin and smoked paprika.
How to Use a Dry Brine on Chicken
If you’d rather start with a dry brine or spice rub – which will give you crispy barbeque chicken – you’ll want to salt the pieces of chicken that you’re using. Then – put them in the fridge, uncovered, to rest for about four hours.
BBQ Chicken Without a Grill
A dry rub is also a great way to make BBQ chicken even if you don’t have a grill! This rub for chicken pairs salt, brown sugar and barbecue or grill seasoning after letting the chicken soak for a few hours. Then you roast it in your oven for a delicious grilled flavor!
Whether you’re running to the store or having your groceries delivered, Coborn’s and CobornsDelivers meat departments are happy to help you get the best meat for your grill!
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