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Monday, July 25, 2011

Honey Orange BBQ Chicken

The Neelys on the Food Network are one of my new favorite sources for recipes. This is my absolute favorite BBQ chicken recipe. Make a LOT and then use the leftover on salads! See the original recipe here.



  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 (4 pound chicken) cut into 10 pieces, patted dry with paper towels


  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup Neely's BBQ sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice


Mix the orange juice, olive oil, hot sauce, mustard, and orange zest together in a large bowl. Add the chicken and toss to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight in the refrigerator.

Prepare the grill to medium direct heat. Let chicken come to room temperature before grilling.

Drain the chicken from the marinade and pat dry. Grill on each side for 5 minutes, then turn the heat to medium-low and cover the lid of the grill. Continue cooking the chicken until it's cooked through, about 25 minutes more.

While the chicken is grilling, melt the butter in a small saucepan on the grill. Whisk in the honey, orange juice, BBQ sauce, zest, mustard and allspice. Reserve some of the glaze in a small ramekin for serving.

Brush the chicken pieces with glaze, then flip the chicken, glaze side down, and cook for 2 minutes. Brush second side of the chicken with glaze and flip again. Continue cooking for 3 more minutes. Remove the chicken from grill to a platter and serve with reserved glaze.

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