Kansas City BBQ'd Chicken
- 3 1/2 pounds mixed chicken parts (breasts halved)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups Kansas City-Style BBQ Sauce, recipe follows
- Kansas City-Style BBQ Sauce:
- 2 tablespoons neutral-tasting oil, such as grapeseed or vegetable
- 6 cloves garlic, smashed
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 slightly heaping tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- Pinch ground cloves
- 2 cups ketchup
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup dark molasses
- 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons English-style dried mustard
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 bay leaf
1. Preheat a grill with high, medium high, and medium zones. Lightly oil grates.
2. Season chicken with salt and black pepper, to taste and place it skin-side down on grate on high heat. Cook until skin is crisp, turning once, about 5 minutes. Dip each piece of chicken in sauce, shake off excess, and return to grill-dark meat pieces over medium high and white meat over medium heat. Cook, covered, basting once more, until glazed and an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of each piece of chicken registers 170degreesF, about 25 to 30 minutes.
1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, tomato paste, chili powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, allspice, and cloves and cook, stirring, until paste is dark brick red, about 3 minutes. Add the ketchup, water, vinegar, molasses, brown sugar, salt, soy sauce, Worcestershire, mustard, black pepper, and bay leaf.
2. Adjust the heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until the flavors come together, about 30 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf before using.
Makes about 1 quart
Total Fat: 26 grams
Saturated Fat: 7 grams
Total Carbohydrate: 12 grams
Protein: 56 grams
Sodium: 830 milligrams
Cholesterol: 170 milligrams
Fiber: 0 grams
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