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Submitted by: Mark Dodd
One of the all-time family favorites is chicken barbecue. In every home, parties involving a main meal count in this type of food. It is conventional but never out of taste. Most people think that it is easy to prepare. Moreover, it does not cost many ingredients. All you have to do is have the right grill, right temperature and right meat.
There are basic steps to follow in cooking chicken barbecue- with these steps; you will be able to serve the best-tasting barbecue for your family and friends.
1.Cut the chicken into smaller parts, like thighs, breast, and the like. Wash them well and trim off excess fat or skin. Always consider the cleanliness in preparing food. It must not be sacrificed at any rate. Excess skin will just give more fats, so better get rid of it.
2.Make sure that you cut the chicken into even portions by a sharp knife. This will make these parts evenly-cooked. It would be very tasteful too.
3.Marinate these cut parts overnight. You can use the marinade of your choice. Place the marinated chicken in a container that will not allow to leak or will not allow outside elements to enter. Zip-lock bags are commendable. Then, put it in the refrigerator.
4.Another option is to rub barbecue spice rub to the chicken parts then place them in the refrigerator also overnight so that the flavors could be best absorbed.
5.After marinating, take out the chicken parts and place them on a cookie board or other flat containers. After that, sprinkle some barbecue rub to the chicken parts you have placed in the container.
6.Set the smoker between 225 to 250 degrees and put the chicken into the grill or smoker. In cases where you have to use grill over charcoal, make sure that you place the charcoal on one side of the grill leaving the other side for the chicken.
7.You have to cook the chicken for 4 to 6 hours at the above-mentioned temperatures.
8.Start grilling with skin side down. As cooking time has finished, you can turn the chicken to get done with the skin side up.
9.In order to make them more tasty, brush on them a mixture of apple juice or pineapple juice and barbecue sauce while grilling.
Before serving the barbecues, you could brush on them your favorite barbecue sauce. If you want it sweeter or hotter, you can experiment on the sauce you are going to use. You could freely put the taste you want. Just see to it that you heat the sauce.
These steps may seem easy but they may vary the taste of your chicken barbecue according to how you do them. Chicken barbecue will stay as a favorite for many. Make the best one for you, your home and anywhere you want to.
About the Author: Mark Dodd is a freelance writer for the Cooking Times. He writes a regular column which is published every Thursday. His latest ‘favorite pick’ is