BBQ Chicken Quarters Homemade Sauce and Grilling Instructions
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Texas Pete Hot Sauce (optional)
1 tablespoon favorite barbecue rub
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Add all ingredients to a sauce pan and bring up to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes. Let cool slightly then transfer to a clean jar. Will keep in the fridge for about 3 weeks. Recipe may be doubled.
Arrange chicken pieces in a large baking dish. Sprinkle chicken on both sides with rub, salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes while grill is heating. When ready to cook, oil the grill grates. Place the chicken quarters and legs skin side down and cook on medium high heat for 8 - 10 minutes until outside is seared. Turn pieces over and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. At this point, the outside of the chicken should be crisp and brown. Turn the grill to medium low and brush the chicken with the BBQ sauce. Turn chicken and brush other side with sauce. Chicken pieces will be done when an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat reads about 180 degrees. Remove from grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes.