Bourbon molasses BBQ chicken.

Robin Lieneke


The brine just makes this chick so moist and succulent. Best cooked on a good ole' charcoal grill.


★★★★★ 1 vote

12 Hr
40 Min



  • 2/3 c
  • 2/3 c
    bourbon (i use jack daniels)
  • 1/2 c
  • 8 c
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 tsp
    crazy chicken blend from "the spice and tea exchange"
  • 2 tsp
    brown mustard
  • 1 c
    pineapple chunks, fresh
  • 1 tsp
  • 8-9
    chicken pieces, bone in

  • 1 bottle
    kc masterpiece bourbon bbq sauce

How to Make Bourbon molasses BBQ chicken.


  1. Put salt, bourbon, molasses and water in large saucepan. Heat on medium low heat until salt melts. Add remaining brine ingredients except chicken. Heat through and cool completely.
  2. Put chicken in a gallon bag. Add two cups of ice. Add cooled brine and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove chicken from brine and dry it off.
  4. Place chicken on grill and baste with BBQ sauce each time you turn the chicken. I usually turn every 7-8 minutes. Should be done in 35-40 minutes.

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About Bourbon molasses BBQ chicken.

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

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