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Easy Grilled BBQ Chicken Recipe for Outdoor Gatherings

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Introduction

Gather around the grill and delight your guests with this easy grilled BBQ chicken recipe, perfect for outdoor gatherings and summer cookouts. Juicy, flavorful, and simple to prepare, it's sure to be a hit!

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Choosing the Chicken

Opt for bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs or chicken breasts for maximum juiciness and flavor. The skin helps keep the meat moist during grilling, while the bones add extra depth of flavor.

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Preparing the Marinade

In a bowl, combine your favorite BBQ sauce with a splash of Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, brown sugar, smoked paprika, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are fully incorporated.

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Marinating the Chicken

Place the chicken pieces in a large resealable plastic bag or shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, ensuring each piece is well coated.

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Preparing the Grill

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Clean and oil the grates to prevent sticking and ensure beautiful grill marks on the chicken.

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Grilling the Chicken

Remove the chicken from the marinade, shaking off any excess. Place the chicken pieces on the preheated grill and cook for 6-8 minutes per side for chicken thighs.

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Basting with Extra Sauce

During the last few minutes of grilling, brush the chicken with additional BBQ sauce for an extra layer of flavor and a glossy finish. Be sure to flip the chicken and baste both sides evenly.

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Resting Period

Once cooked through, transfer the grilled BBQ chicken to a platter and tent loosely with aluminum foil. Allow it to rest for 5 minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute evenly.

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Serving Suggestions

Serve the juicy grilled BBQ chicken alongside classic cookout sides such as cornbread, baked beans, coleslaw, or potato salad for a complete outdoor feast.

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