Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Summer Saturdays in Virginia are filled with the smell of this chicken. It is the chicken that all the churches, boy scouts and other organizations fix for fund raisers. It is one of our favorite ways to grill chicken legs or halves. It works really well to grill the chicken and then eat later cold too. Great for a picnic!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients, except chicken. (I've found a hand blender helps keep it from separating as much.)
  2. Use a small amount to marinade about 5-10 chicken halves or 12-20 drumsticks for a couple hours or over night.
  3. Grill over very medium coals until pieces test done, basting often.
  4. It works best if you use a grilling pit and allow it to slow cook for a couple hours.


Most Helpful

Excellent recipe! I used a gas grill, cooked the chicken using the indirect method for about 1.5 hours. Turned out crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside.

Dad's a chef! May 21, 2006

Delicious! Made this with white wine vinegar and marinated my chicken pieces for 8 hours. It smelled amazing and tasted even better! Love the fact that it is made from common ingredients that I always have on hand. Thank you for sharing Marg!

mzkami March 21, 2011

This was easy to make and turned out juicy with a nice crispy crust. I thought the seasonings were a bit on the bland side, was looking for a more "in your face" flavor. I'm from the midwest so my idea of BBQ is a bit skewed.

enigma535 August 05, 2010

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