Grilled BBQ Chicken Recipe

grillingWe love the taste of grilled BBQ chicken, but with bone in chicken it is always a bit more difficult to ensure it is cooked all the way through without over cooking the outside.

Hubby is the official grill master in our home.  He is very good at grilling the chicken to perfection. We love to make our own BBQ sauce, which has become a family favorite!


Grilled BBQ Chicken
  • 4 Lb chicken parts (we used thighs)
  • BBQ sauce recipe
  1. Put a rub like Emril’s Essence on the chicken before baking. Place chicken in container and pour BBQ sauce over your chicken, reserving some of the BBQ sauce for basting. Turn chicken over to coat well. Let marinade at least 30 minutes.
  2. Bake chicken in 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. I struggle with getting chicken fully cooked on the grill so we bake it a bit first.
  3. Preheat outdoor grill for medium-low heat. Spray rack lightly with oil spray to prevent sticking. Place chicken on grill rack and grill about 5 minutes, basting with remaining BBQ sauce as you desire. Turn chicken over and cook on other side about 5 minutes more or until juices run clear.


Happy Grilling!





Paul’s Famous Grilled Rib Recipe

grillingNothing says 4th of July like BBQ ribs!  Each time we make these ribs my hubby seems to tweak the recipe a bit.   This year’s ribs were amazing! Giving credit where credit is due, this website provides excellent information on the fine art of grilling ribs.

We served the ribs with two different sauces this year, Apricot Sauce and Kansas City BBQ.   My favorite personally was the Kansas City BBQ.

We made 20 pounds of ribs and fed 8 people with plenty of leftovers for the next day.   Very nice to not have to cook on the 5th of July!

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Paul's Famous Grilled Rib Recipe
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Serves: 5
Amazing ribs that cook utilizing the Texas Crutch method. (Here's how: ) This method involves wrapping the ribs in tin foil to tenderize, moisturize and speed up cooking. We add apple juice to steam in flavor.
  • 5-10 lbs Baby Back Ribs or St. Louis Cut Ribs (here's how to tell what you've got:
  • Seasoning rub of choice (We used Emeril’s Essence Original)
  • Apple Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
  1. The night before, skin the ribs, (here's how:, and rub them completely with Emeril’s Essence Original seasoning. (Don't skimp on the rub. :-) Cover and refrigerate the ribs to marinate overnight.
  2. Take a broiler pan and fill the bottom section of the broiler pan with ¼ inch of Apple Juice. Spread around the minced garlic in the apple juice.
  3. On the top section (the part with the slits) lay out your ribs, (taking care not to overlap them.) Cover the pan with foil and fold edges under to seal in the steam as they cook.
  4. Place in a 275 degree oven for 2 ½ to 3 hours.
  5. Remove foil carefully as steam will be hot. Now all the grease is down in the bottom of the pan with the apple juice, the ribs are completely cooked and tender.
  6. Finish ribs on a 275 degree grill for an additional hour.
  7. Sauce ribs and continue to grill for 10 minutes. Add sauce for a second time and continue to grill for another 10 minutes.


Hope your 4th of July was filled with good food and friends!

Happy Grilling !!