BBQ Chicken Under a Brick

BBQ Chicken Under a Brick

19/08/2018

Recipes, Main Dish

Ingredients:

  • 2 LB chicken thighs or legs (4 chicken leg quarters)
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tablespoons Smoky Molasses Rub
  • 1/2 cup Smoky Molasses BBQ Sauce (See Bottom for recipe)

Directions:

  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry.
  2. Place chicken, buttermilk and lemon juice in a bowl or zip top bag.
  3. Mix all ingredients well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or as long as overnight.
  5. Preheat grill to 450° and indirect heat.
  6. Remove chicken from refrigerator, pat dry and season with Bourbon Molasses Rub.
  7. Place chicken on the grill skin side down and place a foil covered brick on top of chicken. Give the brick a gentle push to create more contact of the chicken to the grill.
  8. Grill chicken 30-40 minutes, turning occasionally and replacing the brick after turning.
  9. During the last 10 minutes, remove the bricks and brush the chicken with Bourbon Molasses BBQ sauce.
  10. Chicken is done when the internal temperature (themometer inserted in the thigh) reads 180 degrees.
  11. Remove from grill and allow chicken to rest 5 minutes before serving. 

 

Smoky Molasses Rub BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Smoky Molasses Rub

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, add butter and onions and cook 2-3 minutes until onions begin to soften.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Cool and use immediately or refrigerate for up to a week.