BBQ Chicken: Summer Grill Essential

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Selecting the Chicken

Start with quality chicken pieces such as drumsticks, thighs, or breasts, ensuring they are fresh and free from any excess fat or skin.

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Preparing the Marinade

Marinate the chicken in a flavorful marinade made from a combination of barbecue sauce, olive oil, garlic, herbs, and spices, allowing the meat to soak up.

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Grilling to Perfection

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and grill the chicken pieces until they are cooked through and charred on the outside, basting with additional barbecue.

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Smoking Method

For an extra layer of flavor, consider using wood chips or chunks to add a smoky essence to your BBQ chicken as it cooks on the grill.

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Checking for Doneness

Ensure the chicken is cooked through by checking for an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C) using a meat thermometer, or by slicing into the thickest part.

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Resting the Chicken

Allow the grilled BBQ chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving, allowing the juices to redistribute and the flavors to settle.

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Serving with Sides

Serve the BBQ chicken with classic summer sides such as potato salad, coleslaw, corn on the cob, or grilled vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal.

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Refreshing Beverages

Pair your BBQ chicken with ice-cold beverages like lemonade, iced tea, beer, or a refreshing summer cocktail to complement the smoky flavors.

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