Barbecue Chicken Recipes

Either go direct to the barbecue chicken recipes by clicking on the links, or spend some time reviewing the cooking guidelines shown below.

Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks

How to Barbecue Chicken Wings

Barbecue Chicken Wings

Barbecued Spicy Chicken Wings

Beer Can Chicken

Grilled Beer Can Chicken

Smoked Beer Can Chicken

Caribbean 'JERK' Barbecue Chicken

Hawaiian Chicken

Sticky Chicken Wings

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Murgh Hariali (Green Tandoori)

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Thai Chicken Drumsticks

Yakitori Barbecue Chicken

Cooking Guidelines

The most versatile of meats, barbecue chicken, is ideal for grilling. The skin helps to protect the meat itself, keeping it succulent and juicy and at the same time giving it a crispy coating. Like all meats, it's important, when using the barbecue chicken recipes to bbq the chicken at the correct temperature and for the correct time. To avoid charred skins and undercooked centers, the meat should be grilled over medium hot coals with the rack about 4 inches (10cm) above the rack. A rough test is to hold your hand above the rack an if you can hold it there for about 5 seconds then the temperature is just about right to bbq chicken over. If you're unable to hold your hand over the heat for the 5 seconds then reduce the heat by raising the rack, spreading out the coals, or wait for a while until the coals die down a little. Take care that you don't barbeque chicken over coals that are not hot enough as the chicken will take too long to cook and the meat will dry out. Unless otherwise stated, the cooking temperatures shown below are all based on medium hot coals using the direct heat method. To check that the barbecue chicken is cooked, use a meat thermometer, of push a skewer into the thickest part of the meat. If the juices run clear, then the meat's cooked.

6ounces (175g) of chicken breast
allow 7 to 8 minutes on each side

6ounces (175g) of boneless chicken thighs
allow 4 to 5 minutes on each side

10 to 11 ounces (275 to 300g) of breast on the bone
allow 25 minutes, turning regularly

8 ounces (225g) of drumsticks and thighs on the bone
allow 15 to 20 minutes, turning regularly

9 ounces (250g) of chicken quarters
allow 25 to 30 minutes, turning regularly

1.5 pounds (750g) of chicken halves
allow 35 to 40 minutes, turning regularly

1 pound (450g) of whole poussins
40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 185 degrees F (85 degrees C)

Whole chicken, cooked over indirect heat
allow 15 minutes per pound (450g), plus 15 miniutes. Or until the internal temperature reaches 185 degrees F (85 degrees C)

Large chicken wings
allow 20 minutes, turning regularly

chicken kebabs
allow 10 minutes, turning regularly

Whether you're using the barbecue chicken recipes on the page, or your own, please ensure that the chicken is cooked through.

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