Make sure you have some wet naps ready for this one. Sticky, gooey and delicious this recipe definitely takes barbequed chicken to the next level. The ingredients in the sauce all seemed to work well together. It was a little spicy, but very good. This is definitely one of my favorite barbecue recipes for chicken and will go on my favorites list.
The next time you fire up the grill give this Jack Daniels Barbeque Chicken Recipe a try; you’ll love it.
- 3 pounds bone in chicken pieces (any combination of legs, thighs and breasts – breasts halved cross wise)
- Jack Daniels Barbeque sauce
- ½ cup Jack Daniels Tennessee Whisky
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup catsup
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic power
- Spice rub for chicken
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- In a medium size saucepan mix together all the barbeque sauce ingredients. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat, reduce heat to simmer and cook uncovered until mixture starts to thicken. (About 20 minutes – if you want extra sauce for dipping double the recipe and set half the sauce aside)
- In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the spice rub.
- Preheat grill on high heat – while grill is heating pat chicken dry and rub the pieces with the spices; getting some of it under the skin whenever possible.
- Clean and oil the grill grates, turn all burners off except for the primary burner trying to maintain an indirect heat of 350F after the grill is closed. (I have a 4 burner grill for me I need to have the primary burner on high with the second one at about half)
- Place the chicken skin side down on the cool side of the grill. Cover and cook until skin starts to brown. (About 30 minutes depending on the temperature) uncover the grill, flip the chicken, and move the pieces closer to the burners brushing with the barbeque sauce. Flip and coat the chicken every few minutes until chicken is sticky, move the chicken over the direct heat, continue flipping and brushing the chicken with the sauce until chicken is well glazed and has a slight char. Remove the chicken from the grill when the internal temperature is reached of 160F. for the breasts, and 175 for thighs and legs.
- Place the chicken on a serving platter, tent with aluminum foil, and let rest 10 minutes before serving.
Inspired by Jack Daniels web site and Cooks country magazine