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Best Barbecue Chicken

Spicy Secret: A blend of spices that includes paprika and chili powder is a great base for a quick chicken rub.

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 35 mins
  • servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Cook's Note

To set up a grill with different levels of heat, place two thirds of hot coals on one side and a third on the other (the cooler part). For a gas grill, lower heat on one side.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    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.

  2. Step 2

    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.

Source
Everyday Food, July/August 2008

Reviews (7)

  • 16 Jun, 2011

    This is a good recipe but not sweet enough for my personal taste for barbecue chicken.

  • 13 Mar, 2011

    I was so confused by the other comments - the statement preceding the recipe says that chili powder is made of oregano, cumin and chile pepper. Hence those ingredients aren't listed. Our chicken turned out great.

  • 26 May, 2010

    Wow, so many complaints for no reason. If you don't like this BBQ sauce recipe, use something else. I made this all last summer and my husband and I really liked it, and used the sauce on lots of things.

  • 23 May, 2010

    Who was the content editor on this page???? THIS IS AN INCOMPLETE RECIPE!
    No excuse for sloppy work!

  • 18 May, 2010

    ...and the oregano?

  • 23 Apr, 2010

    I prefer a sweeter barbecue sauce

  • 12 Apr, 2010

    Where's the cumin