Classic Barbecue Chicken

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 305 calories
    • Fat 13 g
    • Sat Fat 4 g
    • Cholesterol 109 mg
    • Sodium 631 mg
    • Protein 35 g
    • Carbohydrate 10 g
    • Sugar 7 g
    • Fiber 0 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 20 mg

Heat grill to medium-high, set up for indirect heat. Once it is hot, clean the grill grate with a wire brush. Just before grilling, oil the grill grate.Season the chicken with 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill over indirect heat, covered and turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part (avoiding the bone) registers 165° F, 30 to 40 minutes.Move the chicken over direct heat. Cook, basting with the sauce and turning often, until deeply browned and crispy, 3 to 5 minutes. (Move off direct heat if the chicken begins to burn on the edges.)

Ingredients

  1. Check canola oil, for the grill
  2. Check 12 bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces (such as thighs, breasts, and drumsticks; about 4 pounds total)
  3. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  4. Check 3/4 cup barbecue sauce

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high, set up for indirect heat. Once it is hot, clean the grill grate with a wire brush. Just before grilling, oil the grill grate.
  2. Season the chicken with 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill over indirect heat, covered and turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part (avoiding the bone) registers 165° F, 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Move the chicken over direct heat. Cook, basting with the sauce and turning often, until deeply browned and crispy, 3 to 5 minutes. (Move off direct heat if the chicken begins to burn on the edges.)