This year, we're kicking off grilling season with our recipe for the ultimate barbecue chicken. Chicken is marinated in a homemade bourbon- and Thai chile-laced barbecue sauce (see the recipe) before hitting a charcoal grill and getting glazed with more sauce. It's smoky and sticky, and has the perfect amount of heat.
When grilling chicken, you want a combination of direct and indirect heat. When searing the chicken, cook it over the hot area of the grill (where the majority of the coals are). Once crisp, move it to a cooler part of the grill (where there are few coals) to let the chicken finish cooking and ensure tender, juicy meat.
To learn more, read "All Up in Your Grill."
Bourbon-Chile Barbecue Grilled ChickenRecipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus resting time
Cook Time: 10 minutes, plus overnight marinating
Total Time: 30 minutes, plus overnight marinating and resting time