Thursday 25 August 2016

Grill It Then Forget It BBQ Chicken

I feel like this is a big of a cheater grilling recipe.  This recipe is so simple, I hesitate to even call it a recipe. This two ingredient combination is fantastic because you get the best of both worlds: the smoky BBQ taste from the grill, with the fall-off-the-bone tenderness from the slow cooker. 

I've probably made this a half dozen times this summer.  Given that I feel almost every afternoon has been rainy since early, this is a good one because you can grill in the sunshine, and then the smell slow cooker makes your house feel cozy when it's dark and stormy.  Every. Darn. Day.  I'm kind of exaggerating, but I feel that has been the routine all summer long :(

-2 lbs chicken drumsticks (about 8 to 10)
-1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce (divided)*
-Salt and fresh ground pepper

*I personally would use my own fave sauce recipe, found HERE, but any store-bough sauce will do.

-Remove skin from chicken and season as desired with salt and pepper
-Place chicken on a hot BBQ grill (about 450-500F) and allow to sear for about 4 minutes on each side, brushing with about 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce during the last couple of minutes.  You basically want to get a few grill marks and caramelize a bit of the BBQ sauce during this time.

-Transfer chicken to a 2 quart slow cooker, and brush with remaining 1/4 cup of sauce.  Cook on low for about 4-5 hours, until tender.  

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