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You Need to Try This Fireworks Grilled Chicken with An Orange BBQ Glaze Recipe

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You Need to Try This Fireworks Grilled Chicken with An Orange BBQ Glaze Recipe

Are you looking for a great recipe for a 4th of July or Memorial Day picnic? This fireworks grilled chicken is exactly what you've been looking for. It's great for just your family or for a crowd. The orange BBQ glaze that's used on this chicken is what sets it apart from so many other grilled chicken recipes out there.

This chicken recipe requires a lot of attention while it cooks on the grill, so it isn't a good recipe if the griller wants to be able to walk around and socialize while dinner cooks! It's a great choice for anyone who wants to show off their grilling prowess. Everyone will be so impressed by the flavorful nature of this chicken.

Don't forget to thaw your frozen orange juice concentrate in advance! Transfer it to the fridge 24-48 hours before you plan on using it, to ensure it thaws fully. The orange juice concentrate is an integral part of this recipe, so it's absolutely crucial that you don't forget to thaw it.

Serve this grilled chicken recipe with a variety of sides for a proper picnicking experience. Macaroni salad, potato salad, coleslaw, and baked beans are essential sides to serve. If you're having a large get together, have each guest bring an assigned side dish. Assigning side dishes ensures you don't end up with five dishes of baked beans!

Fireworks Grilled Chicken with Orange Barbecue Glaze


Glaze Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups hickory smoke flavored barbecue sauce
1 6-ounce container frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons medium-dry sherry
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
2 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed through a press
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled

Chicken Ingredients:

Assorted chicken parts, about 6 1/2 pounds total
Canola oil, for the grill rack


Mix all glaze ingredients in a medium bowl.

Light a charcoal fire and let it burn down to medium, or preheat a gas grill to medium. Position grill rack about 6 inches above heat source.

When the grill is ready, lightly oil the rack. Lay chicken pieces on the rack, cover and grill 5 minutes.

Turn, cover, and grill for another 5 minutes. Brush the chicken with some of the glaze, turn and grill for 5 minutes.

Continue brushing chicken with glaze and turning it every 5 minutes until the glaze is used up, and the chicken is cooked through while remaining moist. 25 to 30 minutes total grilling time for white meat, 30 to 35 minutes total grilling time for dark meat.

Transfer to a platter and season lightly to taste with salt and pepper.

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