Chicken World’s Best BBQ Chicken Recipe

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  1. In a mixing bowl combine the water, salt, brown sugar, garlic, and thyme.
  2. Pour the brine into a 2-gallon sized ziploc plastic bag.
  3. Add chicken; close the bag and refrigerate 2 hours.
  4. Wrap the slice of bacon around the bunch of thyme and tie with cooking twine together.
  5. In a large saucepan over medium heat heat about 2 tablespoons of oil.
  6. Add the thyme and cook slowly 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Add the onion and garlic and cook slowly without changing colors.
  8. Add ketchup, preserves, brown sugar, molasses, wine vinegar, dry mustard, cumin, paprika and fresh ground black pepper.
  9. Give the sauce a stir and turn the heat down to low.
  10. Cook slowly for 20 minutes to saturate the flavors together.
  11. Directions for Grilling:.
  12. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  13. Preheat oven 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  14. Preheat a grill pan or an outdoor gas or charcoal barbecue to a medium heat.
  15. Dip a few paper towels in oil and rub the grates of the grill to make a nonstick surface for grilling chicken.
  16. Take the chicken out of the brine bag, pat it down on some paper towels.
  17. Arrange the chicken pieces on the preheated grill and cook, turn once mid-way, and cook for a total of 10 minutes.
  18. Transfer the grilled chicken to a cookie sheet and then place in the oven.
  19. Cook the chicken for 15 minutes.
  20. Remove chicken from the oven and brush liberally, coating every inch of the legs with the barbecue sauce.
  21. Return chicken to the oven for 30 more minutes, basting the chicken for a second time half way through remaining cooking time.
  22. Serve with extra reserved sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 908.77 Kcal (3805 kJ)
Calories from fat 315.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35.09g 54%
Cholesterol 55.29mg 18%
Sodium 1352.16mg 56%
Potassium 472.13mg 10%
Total Carbs 131.18g 44%
Sugars 76.68g 307%
Dietary Fiber 4.35g 17%
Protein 17.69g 35%
Vitamin C 23.4mg 39%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Calcium 148.4mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 140.46 Kcal (588 kJ)
Calories from fat 48.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.42g 54%
Cholesterol 8.55mg 18%
Sodium 208.99mg 56%
Potassium 72.97mg 10%
Total Carbs 20.28g 44%
Sugars 11.85g 307%
Dietary Fiber 0.67g 17%
Protein 2.73g 35%
Vitamin C 3.6mg 39%
Iron 0.5mg 17%
Calcium 22.9mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 20.3
  • 25

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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