I am on this new recipe a day thing. This YUMMY chicken we had tonight. I think I will have a hard time buying comercial BBQ sauce with all its preservatives after this. I have had a lot of chicken this was by far the best!
Quick and Easy Barbecue Sauce
1 1/2 c. ketchup
1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
1 c. light brown sugar
1/2 c. red wine vinegar
2 1/2 Tbsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. smoked paprika (I used regular)
2 tsp. hot sauce (like Tabasco or Cholula)
2 tsp. Kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp. coarse freshly-ground black pepper
1/2 c. water
Old-Fashioned BBQ Chicken Legs
1 recipe Quick and Easy BBQ sauce (you can use regular or smoked paprika, whatever you prefer or have on hand)
2-3 pounds chicken legs, rinsed well and patted dry (I prefer boneless skinless chicken thighs). It's important to rinse them, especially if you're buying the non-frozen variety, because dark meat takes on a strong semi-fishy odor and taste when it sits in its own juices.
Now...don't be fooled by the simplicity. Quite literally, the secret is in the sauce here--you're not going to get the same results from a bottle of Kraft BBQ sauce. Something magical happens to this sauce and the dark chicken meat on the grill and it seriously tastes like something that came from a true-blue Southern BBQ restaurant.
Reserve 1 c. of sauce and marinate chicken in the remaining sauce for 8 hours or overnight. Grill over medium heat, basting with some of the reserved sauce, until it starts to blacken and internal temperature reaches 170 (about 10 minutes per side for boneless skinless thighs, give or take a little depending on their size...)
Remove from heat, drizzle with remaining sauce, and cover with a loose tent of aluminum foil for about 5-10 minutes so the chicken remains juicy.