Grilling chicken quarters can be a challenge since dark meat takes longer to cook than light meat. Be prepared to move the chicken pieces if a flare-up occurs.
Find tips on grilling chicken halves and thighs in the next section.
- Marinate chicken, if desired, reserving some of the marinade to use as a basting sauce.
- Prepare barbecue grill for direct cooking.
- Drain chicken, if marinated.
- Place chicken on preheated grid.
- Grill chicken 6 to 8 inches from heat 15 minutes, brushing frequently with sauce, if desired.
- Turn chicken over. Grill 15 minutes more or until chicken is tender and juices run clear, brushing frequently with sauce, if using.
Brushing chicken frequently with a
tasty sauce is a great way to add flavor.
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