Simple BBQ’d Chicken Leg Quarters

Rain or shine you’ll be covered with this deliciously Simple BBQ’d Chicken Leg Quarters recipe that you can do on your grill or in your oven if it’s raining this summer. These Simple BBQ’d Chicken Leg Quarters are so juicy you will want to have several extra napkins ready.

One of the things about being in the state of Florida during this time of year we never know what may crop up at dinner time. The Weatherman says no rain? It’s probably going to rain ALL day. Today will be a perfect day for making Simple BBQ’d Chicken Leg Quarters since they are baked in the oven.

Simple BBQ ChickenThe Florida weather can be a bit bipolar, to say the least. Memorial day morning was gorgeous the sun was shining the birds were singing.Then I brought out the chicken leg quarters to grill at about 2:30 pm and guess what? Rain, rain, and more rain. So, I decided I’m over the idea of grilling at this point in time; I’m going to do these chicken leg quarters in the oven and save what’s left of my sanity.

What’s the moral to the story? Always have a plan B for dinner just in case y’all because you never know from once second to the next what our weather might be here in so-called Sunny Florida.

Rain or shine you’ll be covered with this deliciously Simple BBQ’d Chicken Leg Quarters recipe that you can do on your grill or in your oven if it’s raining this summer. These Simple BBQ’d Chicken Leg Quarters are so juicy you will want to have several extra napkins ready.

 Simple BBQ’d Chicken Leg Quarters

  • 6 chicken leg quarters
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Seasoned salt with no msg, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • cooking spray
  • 1 recipe for Homemade Sweet BBQ Sauce

Directions to do on outdoor grill

  1. Prepare  the outdoor  grill for indirect grilling over medium heat; the internal grill temperature should read 350ºF.
  2. Season the chicken leg quarters on both sides with garlic powder, seasoned salt with no msg, and freshly ground pepper to your own taste.
  3. Before placing the grill grate in grill be sure to prepare the surface with cooking spray so that your chicken won’t stick to the metal.
  4. Place the chicken pieces on the grill over the direct-heat area and sear, turning once, for 2 minutes per side.
  5. Move the chicken pieces to an indirect-heat area, cover the grill and cook for 30 minutes. If you will be using a charcoal grill, bank the lit charcoals on either side of the grill bed area, leaving an open portion in the center without heat, and place a drip pan in the center. If  you will be using a gas grill, preheat the burners, then turn off 1 or more of the burners to create a cooler zone.
  6. Start brushing the chicken with the Homemade Sweet BBQ Sauce about 8 minutes into the chicken cooking, turning and brushing the pieces every 5 minutes, for about 15 to 16 minutes. The chicken is ready when it is firm to the touch and the juices run clear when a thigh  is pierced with a knife tip.

Directions to Bake in an oven

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Season the chicken leg quarters on both sides with garlic powder, seasoned salt with no msg, and freshly ground pepper to your own taste.
  3. Prepare a large metal baking sheet with tin foil, and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  4. Place chicken leg quarters on the metal baking sheet that has been covered with tin foil.
  5. Place in 350ºF oven and bake undisturbed for 45 minutes.
  6. Brush chicken leg quarters evenly with Homemade Sweet BBQ Sauce.
  7. Cook for about 10 more minutes or till the chicken is ready when it is firm to the touch and the juices run clear when a thigh  is pierced with a knife tip.
  8. Lightly brush with a little extra sauce before serving.

© Heidy L. McCallum and The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch, 2015 unauthorized use and/or duplication of content/ material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Heidy L. McCallum and The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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