My brother-in-law can make some mean barbecue chicken. When we still lived in Oklahoma, we would occasionally go to their house for dinner and I would almost always request barbecue chicken. Over the years I have attempted to make the chicken myself, but it has never quite tasted like his. You would think that barbecue chicken sounds simple enough to duplicate, but it has always come up short. For a couple of years now, my husband and I have been making our own barbecue sauce, which we absolutely love, but I had never considered using the sauce to make barbecue chicken until last week. Once the idea was in my head, I had to try it right away and I’m so happy I did. This is the closest I have come to replicating his chicken. I am happy to have found a recipe that satisfies my expectations of good barbecue chicken and that we can enjoy once again!
Barbecue Chicken Thighs
2 to 3 pounds chicken thighs (or 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces)
2 cups homemade barbecue sauce, plus more for basting and serving
Marinate chicken in about 2 cups of barbeque sauce for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place chicken on grill, skin side down, and cook for about 20 minutes, turning once. Brush with additional barbeque sauce as needed.
Serve with extra barbecue sauce on the side.