Ways To BBQ Chicken
0 comment Saturday, May 24, 2014 |
There are thousands of ways to BBQ chicken. Here we are just going to show you one.
And, this involves cooking whole chickens on a gas grill.
If you can, try to find whole chickens on sale. Personally, the bigger the better�maybe in the five pound range.
When you are cooking anything meat-wise the emphasis, besides tasting good, should be retaining moisture in the meat. If you didn't do anything else like marinate it or season it, moisture is critical.
The key is to cook/BBQ on indirect heat to retain the moisture. Well, how do we do this?
You simply turn on only one burner on your grill and cook on the unheated side. Making sure that you place whatever you are cooking in some type of a container.
If you don't, you will have the mess of a lifetime on the unlit burner. You will need to close the cover on the barbecue to retain the desired temperature, and keep it closed, except to mop or mist it in the final cooking stages.
Back to chickens: Make it worth you while. Try to do two chickens at a time.
Empty the cavities and flush with warm water. Wash the rest of the chicken, rinse and pat dry. Rub a little EVOO over the entire chicken.
I then pour a generous amount of Paul Prudhomme's Poultry Magic into the cavity, and all over the bird and rub it in. Pour more on more seasoning but don't rub it in this time.
Marinate over night in the fridge in a Tupperware container like below, or large plastic bag.
Turn on your gas grill to high and then when it reaches temperature turn down to medium or 325 or 350 degrees. Let the refrigerated chicken sit out at least 30 minutes on the counter before the grill gets to temperature.
Cook for several hours until you reach 190 degrees using a quality meat thermometer. Remember only one lit burner�.cook on the other.
Put a small container of water next to the pans and keep it filled during the cooking process. In the last 15 minutes or so of cooking brush lightly with your favorite BBQ sauce. Don't put on a sauce before that or all it does is burn.
I prefer to mist, using a squirt bottle containing a cup of apple or orange juice along with a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in the last fifteen minutes.

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