recipe

BBQ Chicken for the Beginner

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Ingredients

Serves 4
For the Chicken
2
tablespoons paprika
2
tablespoons cumin
1
tablespoon kosher salt
1
tablespoon chili powder
1/2
tablespoon allspice
4
chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on
1/2
cup barbecue sauce

Ingredient Tips

Chicken Thighs
You may use boneless, but it will shorten the cooking time

Directions

1

Mix the paprika, cumin, salt, chili powder and allspice together and liberally coat chicken on all sides. Let it sit in refrigerator for 1 hour or more.

2

Preheat your gas grill with all burners on high.

3

Once preheated, lower the temperature to medium-high. Place chicken on the grates and close the lid. Grill on one side for about seven minutes or until the chicken naturally releases from the grill.

Hot Tip: Check to see if the chicken is ready by lifting up a corner of one piece. If it resists and sticks, then grill for another few minutes before you try again.
4

Once the chicken easily releases, flip and repeat the process on the second side. Once the chicken releases easily again, move all the pieces to one side of the grill.

5

Turn off the burners directly beneath the chicken, while leaving the other burners on to create indirect heat. Close the lid and cook the chicken for another 10 minutes.

6

Lift the lid and brush the chicken lightly with barbecue sauce. Cook for another 10 minutes or until your chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F.

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  • Thanks | May 5, 2018

    Do you CLOSE THE LID OR OPEN IT AFTER AND DURING STEP 3!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Shelby Hood | Aug 6, 2018

      Grill with the lid closed.

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  • Chicken Man | Jun 9, 2018

    Your temperature was closer to 140. Did anyone get sick?

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    • Shelby Hood | Aug 6, 2018

      No

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  • Grillerman | May 12, 2019

    Can we use chicken breasts ?

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    • Char-Broil | 6 days ago

      Yes, chicken breasts would work well. Just note that cooking time will likely vary.

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    • Char-Broil | 6 days ago

      Yes, chicken breasts would work well. Just note that cooking times will likely vary.

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  • Ryan | 5 days ago

    How do you know when chicken is done

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