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THE bbq chicken

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Barbecue chicken
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 7 people


  • Quart of buttermilk
  • Four teaspoons of salt
  • ¼ cup of pickle juice or the sweet and soicy jalapeno juice
  • pinch of white pepper (or black if you don’t have to trick your kids into eating pepper like I do
  • Five bone-in chicken breast or boneless if you prefer, rinsed
  • Two chicken thighs rinsed
  • Eight chicken legs all of this is chicken is what I made for seven people, so adjust accordingly, rinsed
  • Bbq sauce of your choosing


  • In a large bowl or catering pan combine the first four ingredients and mix together. Place all the chicken in the bowl and toss to get it all covered in the brine. I leave sit on the counter for an hour or so, but you could cover and put in fridge overnight, but not longer than overnight.
  • Preheat your grill and drain the buttermilk but don’t rinse the chicken here. Grill until cooked completely (rare chicken is disgusting). When nearly finished brush the chicken with sauce to carmelize and stick to it. Serve extra sauce at the table for those who like it drowned in sauce, but I am telling you that you won’t need it…this will be juicy and delicious without any extra :)