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Grilled BBQ Chicken Recipe: Tangy and Juicy Summer Delight

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Introduction

Fire up the grill and get ready to savor the flavors of summer with this tangy and juicy BBQ chicken recipe. Perfect for outdoor gatherings and backyard barbecues, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Selecting the Chicken

Opt for bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs or drumsticks for maximum flavor and juiciness. The skin helps lock in moisture during grilling, while the bones add extra flavor.

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Preparing the Marinade

In a bowl, combine your favorite BBQ sauce with a splash of apple cider vinegar, honey, minced garlic, smoked paprika, and a pinch of cayenne pepper for a hint of heat. Mix well to combine.

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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 it's evenly coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

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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.

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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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Garnish with Fresh Herbs

Before serving, garnish the grilled BBQ chicken with chopped fresh parsley or cilantro for a pop of color and a burst of freshness.

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