BBQ Chicken Marinade for the Grill

Bbq Chicken Marinade For The Grill Recipe

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J Law


This came from Taste of Home magazine. We were "wowed" by the flavor! It tastes like BBQ infused into the meat, instead of in a sauce on the outside. The meat was extremely tender and juicy as well. We low carb, so I used liquid sucralose instead of sugar. I used a "family pack" (about 10 pieces) of bone-in, skin-on thighs, and a half recipe of the marinade was the perfect amount. For the half recipe, I used 70 drops of liquid sucralose, and it was fairly sweet (the way we like it). I'm sure this would work well on any cut of chicken, light or dark. A gas grill should work on low/med heat.


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Depends on how much chicken you marinate/grill
15 Min
45 Min


  • 2 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed or
  • ·
    liquid sucralose, to taste
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    prepared mustard
  • 4 1/2 tsp
    worcestershire sacue
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    liquid smoke flavoring
  • 10 lb
    chicken thighs and/or drumsticks

How to Make BBQ Chicken Marinade for the Grill


  1. Mix marinade ingredients together (I do this in freezer baggies or 9x13 casserole dishes) and pour over chicken. Marinate 48 hours, turning every 6-8 hours.
  2. Oil grill grates. Grill thighs over indirect heat
    15-20 min. per side until internal temp is 160-170 degrees. (If using skin-on chicken, I like to place chicken over the coals for 5-10 minutes at the end to crisp the skin.)

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About BBQ Chicken Marinade for the Grill

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

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