BBQ Chicken for the Beginner

5 mins
1 hrs
35 mins
4

Ingredients

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

Step 1 Of 6
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 to 400°F.
3
Once preheated, lower the temperature to 350°F. Place chicken on the grates and close the lid. Grill on one side for about 7 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, brush the chicken lightly with barbecue sauce and close the lid. Cook for another 10 minutes or until your chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F, using an instant-read thermometer.
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