When choosing a BBQ meat chicken is one of the most popular across the world because of its availability, affordability, it is filling and a great protein. It also of course tastes great! It is versatile in how it can be cooked, whether in an oven or on a grill or smoker and anyone can do it. So out of the thousands of recipes for BBQ chicken how do you find one that won’t disappoint? There are certain ingredients to look for in a recipe that make it tasty so that at your next BBQ you and your friends can enjoy it.
Mustard, ketchup, garlic, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, cinnamon and sometimes beer are all ingredients to look out for if it is a traditional BBQ chicken you are after. If you want a more asian flavor to it look for ingredients like Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, honey, and ginger. BBQ chicken is about personal taste and there are a lot of recipes for it because it is a flexible dish. A good and easy recipe that you may want to try out is from Paula Deen and her show ‘Paula’s Home Cooking’. It is one that can be grilled or put in the oven and is called Deen’s Brothers BBQ Chicken. It is as follows:
Recipe: one whole chicken cut into 8 portions (chicken weight about three and a half pounds), orange juice – 2 tablespoons, Ketchup – 1 cup, liquid smoke – 1/4 teaspoon, dark brown sugar – 1/4 cup (packed), dry mustard powder – 1/2 teaspoon, cayenne pepper – 1/4 teaspoon, Worcestershire sauce – 1 teaspoon. Prepare the oven by preheating to 375F or the grill by using olive oil and brushing it with it. Place in a bowl all of the sauce ingredients (all of them apart from the chicken). Mix well so that they are all combined and then scoop out a third of a cup for basting. Take the chicken pieces and put them in the sauce and toss carefully until they are well coated. Cover the chicken pieces and put on the grill or place them in a roasting pan. Cook for a total of forty to forty five minutes (make sure they are cooked all the way through). After 20 minutes has passed of cooking time baste them with the remainder of the sauce you had set aside.
This makes great flavored chicken and is simple to do. In case you are unsure about liquid smoke it basically gives the flavor of the chicken having been smoked, but without going through the whole long smoking procedure. If you would rather not have that smokiness then leave that ingredient out.
Although chicken is not an expensive meat, especially when you buy one whole, some people prefer not to have to cut up a whole chicken themselves. Therefore thighs are a great alternative, as they are cost effective taste good and cook in less time. This means you and your guests get to eat them quicker! Or look for a mixture of chicken parts, there are legs, wings and breasts too.