How to Make Barbecued Chicken with Maple Sauce

Serve your Memorial Day guests tender, flavorful chicken hot off the grill! Learn these easy marinating and basting techniques for delicious results. Serves 8.

  • 1 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. white wine vinegar
  • 10 chicken drumsticks
  • 10 chicken thighs
  • 10 chicken wings
  • 3 1/2 c. maple barbecue sauce
  • 5 chicken breasts
  1. In a bowl, whisk together vinegar and salt.
  2. Add oil by pouring it in a stream; whisk the marinade until it is emulsified.
  3. Divide chicken pieces between 2 large bowls.
  4. Pour marinade over chicken.
  5. Marinate chicken overnight in the refrigerator.
  6. Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to medium-hot.
  7. Grill chicken on an oiled rack set about 4 inches over glowing coals for 10 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through.
  8. Baste chicken with maple barbecue sauce, and allow to cook 2 more minutes.
  9. Turn chicken, baste again and cook 1-2 more minutes.
  10. Serve chicken with remaining barbecue sauce.
  • Don't baste the chicken with barbecue sauce until it's almost cooked; the sugar in the sauce makes it burn easily.

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