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Monday, June 27, 2016

Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters with Lolly's Alabama White BBQ Sauce

I continue to learn to grill. Yep, grilling has always been a huge intimating factor in my cooking world, and I'm bound and determined to conquer that fear! So last night was "chicken leg quarters." I had already made up a batch of Lolly's Alabama White BBQ Sauce and had it waiting in the fridge. Now to get the chicken on the grill!

5 - 6 chicken leg quarters
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Kosher Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Put the chicken in a large bowl and pour the vegetable oil over the chicken. Lightly salt and pepper the chicken and using your hands, turn the chicken over and over until the chicken is completely coated with the oil.  WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY!  

Preheat your grill on high until it reaches a temperature of 400+ degrees. Using tongs, carefully place the chicken on the grill, skin side down. The oil on the chicken will cause some flare up so pay attention.

Lower grill lid and reduce heat to maintain a temperature of between 350 - 375 degrees. Allow the chicken to cook until it easily releases from the grill grates. Carefully turn the chicken over and repeat.

Continue to turn chicken over while it cooks allowing 7 - 10 minutes between turns. 

When internal temperature of the chicken (with the thermometer in the thickest part of the thigh) reaches 180 degrees remove chicken from the grill and place in a large bowl.

At this point, I liberally spoon the white BBQ sauce over the hot chicken. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes and it will absorb some of the sauce.

Serve chicken with additional white BBQ on the side for dipping.

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