Triple Play Barbecued Chicken

Recipe From from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

Fuel Type:
  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    30 min.

  • Grilling Time

    43 to 45 min.


the Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 60 grams finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 240 milliliters ketchup
  • 120 milliliters lemon-lime soda (not diet)
  • 60 milliliters fresh lemon juice
  • 50 grams packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard


  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 whole chicken legs, each 280 to 340 grams, cut into thighs and drumsticks

Special Equipment

  • 2 handfuls hickory wood chips


  • Wtg Poultry 13 Step1
    Soak the wood chips in water for at least 30 minutes.
  • Wtg Poultry 13 Step4
    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook the oil, onion, and garlic until golden, about 10 minutes, stirring often. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a simmer, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until slightly thickened, 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often.
  • Wtg Poultry 13 Step5
    In a small bowl mix the rub ingredients. Sprinkle the rub evenly all over the chicken pieces.
  • Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat (180° to 230°C).
  • Wtg Poultry 13 Step9
    Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the chicken, skin side down, over direct heat, with the lid closed, until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Move the chicken pieces over indirect heat. Drain and add the wood chips to the charcoal or to the smoker box of a gas grill, following manufacturer’s instructions. Continue to grill the chicken, with the lid closed, for about 20 minutes. Then brush both sides with a thin layer of the sauce and cook until the juices run clear and the meat is no longer pink at the bone, about 15 minutes more, occasionally turning and brushing with the sauce. Serve warm or at room temperature with the remaining sauce on the side.

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