4 Easy Chicken Barbecue Recipes to Try Before Summer Ends

4 Easy Chicken Barbecue Recipes to Try Before Summer Ends

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Summer may be swiftly drawing to a close, but there's still plenty of time to use your grill. If you're tired of the same old, tried-and-true recipes, why not shake things up a bit with these chicken barbecue ideas? You may find a new favorite for an end-of-summer bash.

 

 

 

 

Caribbean Jerk Chicken

For a taste of the islands, try this authentic Caribbean jerk chicken recipe.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

 

Directions:

In a food processor or blender, combine green onions, onion, jalapeno, soy sauce, vinegar, vegetable oil, brown sugar, thyme, cloves, nutmeg and allspice and mix until blended, about 15 seconds. Place chicken in bowl and cover with marinade. Refrigerate and let marinate at least six hours or overnight. Preheat and lightly oil grill. Cook chicken over medium-high heat for about seven minutes, turning once.

 

Simple Chicken Barbecue

No sticky sauce, no fuss! This recipe is great on a hot day and makes for a refreshing change of pace.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 3 to 3 1/2 broiler/fryer chicken, cut up
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon pepper

 

Directions:

Whisk vinegar, sugar and salt in a small bowl. Whisk in the water, oil, poultry seasoning and pepper. Reserve 1/2 cup for later use; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade into resealable plastic bag or dish and add the chicken. Refrigerate for about four hours. Remove chicken and discard marinade. Grill over medium heat for 35-45 minutes or until juices run clear. Turn chicken occasionally and baste with reserved marinade.

 

Sweet and Sticky Chicken Wings

Sometimes half the fun of eating chicken in making a mess. Crack out the napkins and enjoy this classic recipe! If wings aren't your thing, try using chicken thighs instead.

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds chicken wings or thighs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

 

Directions:

Combine oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add chicken and thoroughly coat. Combine remaining ingredients in pan over medium heat, lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Grill wings over medium-high heat for about 15 minutes, turning occasionally. If using thighs, grill and turn for about 30 minutes or until juices run clear. Transfer chicken to foil pan, coat with sauce and place on grill. Stir and turn chicken until sauce has caramelized.

 

Chicken Teriyaki Barbecue

This is a simple and delicious recipe that hits the spot on a hot day.

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh, minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

 

Directions:

Place chicken, teriyaki sauce, lemon juice, garlic and sesame oil in resealable plastic bag or dish. Add chicken, coat thoroughly and marinate in refrigerator overnight, turning occasionally. Seal bag, and shake to coat. Place in refrigerator for 24 hours, turning occasionally. Preheat and lightly oil grill. Grill chicken over medium-high heat for about seven minutes.

 

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