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Best Chicken Recipe

jlsmjlsm Posts: 796
I want to start cooking more chicken, but my husband isn't a huge fan and needs more than a simple rub to be enticed. So far, this jerk chicken from the NYT several years ago has been my best attempt (ignore the grilling instructions; I do 350 indirect). The sauce takes a while to pull together, but the recipe makes enough for two chickens or eight legs and thighs and keeps well in the fridge. (Make sure your allspice is fresh.)

What is your favorite recipe that involves more than just a rub? 

JERK paste.pdf
Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia


  • WalrusBBQWalrusBBQ Posts: 151
    Spatchcock, wash, dry, healthy dose of dizzy pig swamp venom, raised grid 350-400 until 160 in breast 180 in thighs.

    The swamp venom has some good kick to it but my wife and I love it. 


    Beers & BBQ

  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,116
    edited July 2013

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    • 2 chickens (or 4 whole bone-in chicken breasts) halved lengthwise
    • 1 1/2 cups Italian dressing, recipe follows
    • 1/4 cup of your favorite chicken rub
    • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce


    Rinse chicken halves in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken in a large bowl or baking dish, coat with Italian dressing and evenly season. For best results, allow the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

    Thirty minutes before you're ready to cook, take the chicken out of the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature. Preheat the grill to about 350-400 degrees F., raised direct

    Place the chicken halves on grill, meat side down. Cover grill and cook for about 45 minutes. Flip chicken over and let it brown until the chicken becomes golden, about 10 minutes. Brush the chicken with barbecue sauce during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Cook to temp. of 180 in the thighs and 165 in the breast. The times are rough guide lines.

    Italian Dressing:

    • 2 tablespoons ground mustard
    • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
    • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 2 tablespoons of your favorite rub
    • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1 cup canola oil
    • Salt and pepper

    Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, except the oil and salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

    Yield: 1 1/2 cups

    Adapted from the Neelys on Food Network

    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,468
    Stuffed boneless chicken thighs...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • DredgerDredger Posts: 194
    This one is outstanding from AZRP. "The Chicken" That is it on my AR in my avatar.
    Large BGE
    Greenville, SC
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