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How to Cook Barbecued Chicken

Learn how to cook barbecued chicken from Pork Barrel BBQ pitmasters Heath Hall and Brett Thompson in this Howcast video.


All right, so the chicken's been on for about five, six minutes to let it crisp up, let that skin crisp up. And we're just simply going to take the chicken, and we're going to flip it over. You want to see, you know, some nice charring on there, some of that golden color.

And we're going to do indirect heat from now on. We're going to let this cook for another 30 minutes, 45 minutes or so, until it's about 150, 155 degrees, and then we're going to come out with our barbecue sauce and start layering on barbecue sauce over the next 15, or so, minutes. In about an hour, or so, we should be ready to eat.

The chicken's been on for about an hour now, so we're ready to baste it in some of our sauce. About 15 minutes ago we put our sauce on the grill so it could warm up. I like to do that, just helps break it down a little bit and it goes on a little smoother. So get a nice brush full. And we're first basting the underside, so not the skin side, but the inside of the chicken. And then we're going to flip them over, here.

And these are almost done. We're going to baste these twice. We're going to do it right now. We're going to put the lid back on it, and we're going to baste them again in about five minutes. And then we're going to let them sit for another five minutes, and then they'll be pretty much ready to roll.

So our chicken has been cooking now for a little over an hour and 15 minutes. We just came out about five minutes ago to put the second coat of barbecue sauce on the chicken, and we let that cook for another five minutes. And we're ready to take this off, plate it, and head inside for a dinner.

You can see just how tender that is, just coming apart there, right off of the grill. So we've got four nice quarters here.

Simple barbecue chicken, about an hour and 15 minutes, great meal anytime of the year. Whether it's summer, spring, winter or fall, it's sure to make you think barbecue.

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