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A family favorite is barbecue chicken. This inexpensive meat is easy to barbecue with consistent results. The process
To prepare the thighs, wash well and trim off any excess fat and skin.
We'll marinate the thighs overnight. Put the chicken and your favorite marinade into a zip lock bag and put into the refrigerator.
We are using Head Country Marinade which is an excellent marinade. It is available from Head Country. Goya brand Mojo Criollo
Now we'll prepare the whole chicken. Wash the chicken thoroughly inside and out. Trim any excess fat or skin.
We are going to split the chicken in half. Barbecue chicken will be more flavorful and cook more evenly if it is cut into halves.
Next, cut along either side of the backbone to separate the chicken halves. Save the backbone pieces for making chicken stock.
We now have two nice chicken halves ready to go.
Rub the chicken on both sides with a BBQ spice rub. It's best to apply the rub and then keep the chicken in the refrigerator
Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade and spread on a cutting board or cookie sheet.
Sprinkle the thighs lightly with a BBQ rub.
Put the chicken into the smoker or grill. If cooking on a grill, cook offset by putting the chicken on one side and the charcoal
We basted the chicken halves with apple juice only.
These are the finished thighs. Before serving brush with a coating of Smoke Ring Championship BBQ Sauce. Heat the sauce first. If you like your BBQ sweet try mixing a little honey with the sauce.
The half chickens are also done and have a nice, smoky color. Serve the chicken halves with warmed Smoke Ring