Tyler Florence's Ultimate Barbecued Chicken

Recipe by LaJuneBug
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Brine the chicken as follows: Combine water, salt, sugar, garlic, and thyme in a 2-gallon sized resealable plastic bag.
  • Add the chicken, close the bag and refrigerate 2 hours (if you've got only 15 minutes, that's fine) to allow the salt and seasonings to penetrate the chicken.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce as follows: Wrap the bacon around the bunch of thyme and tie with kitchen twine so you have a nice bundle.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the thyme and cook slowly 3 to 4 minutes to render the bacon fat and give the sauce a smoky taste.
  • Add the onion and garlic. Cook slowly without coloring for 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, give the sauce a stir, and turn the heat down to low.
  • Cook slowly for 20 minutes to meld the flavors.
  • Cook the chicken as follows: Preheat an outdoor gast or charcoal barbecue to medium heat.
  • Take a few paper towels and fold them several times to make a thick square. Blot a small amount of oil on the paper towel and carefully and quickly wipe the hot grates of the grill to make a non-stick surface.
  • Remove the chicken from the brine, pat the chicken dry on the paper towels.
  • Arrange the chicken pieces on the preheated grill and cook,turn once mid way, and cook for a total of 15 minutes.
  • Serve with extra sauce.
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