Best Barbecue Chicken
Spicy Secret: A blend of spices that includes paprika and chili powder is a great base for a quick chicken rub.
- Vegetable oil, for grates
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 chicken (about 3 pounds), cut into 10 pieces
- 2 cups Simple Barbecue Sauce
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
Heat grill to medium; lightly oil grates. In a small bowl, combine paprika, chili powder, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; sprinkle spice rub all over chicken. Reserve 1 cup barbecue sauce in a bowl for serving. Keep remaining sauce in another bowl for basting.
Grill chicken, turning often, until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes (if browning too quickly, move to cooler part of grill). During final 5 minutes of cooking, baste chicken with barbecue sauce. Serve chicken with reserved sauce.
SourceEveryday Food, July/August 2008