The juiciest chicken on the grill starts with bone-in, skin-on pieces. Ask your butcher to cut up a whole chicken or watch our helpful video here. Then dry-brine the chicken with a simple salt-and-pepper rub and let stand; prepare your sauce and get your grill going while you wait.
Make-Ahead Tip Our trusty barbecue sauce is ready in 10 minutes and can be made up to a week in advance.
Cooking for a Crowd The day before serving, bake chicken in your oven at 350 degrees until pieces are cooked through, about 35 minutes; then let cool and refrigerate. About 30 minutes before it's time to eat, remove chicken from fridge. Set up your grill for direct-heat cooking, and finish as directed in step 3.