Make Easy BBQ Honey Orange Chicken Tonight

BBQ chicken is the perfect late summer meal for a busy weeknight because it requires limited preparation and cooking times. This five-star recipe yields four servings of marinated, glazed BBQ chicken and is easy for even a novice to prepare. Impress your family by firing up the grill and making it tonight!

Marinade ingredients:

• 1 four-pound chicken, cut into 10 pieces and patted dry with paper towels
• ½ cup orange juice (fresh squeezed is best)
• ¼ cup Dijon mustard
• ¼ cup hot sauce
• ¼ cup olive oil
• 1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
• Large bowl
• Mixing spoon
• Plastic wrap
• Paper towels

Glaze ingredients:

• ½ stick (4 tablespoons) butter
• ¼ cup orange juice (fresh squeezed is best)
• ¼ cup BBQ sauce
• ¼ cup honey
• 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
• 1 tablespoon orange zest, grated
• ¼ teaspoon allspice
• Small saucepan
• Whisk
• Small container
• Basting brush
• Platter

Step 1: Mix the mustard, orange zest, hot sauce, olive oil, and orange juice for the marinade in the large bowl. Add the chicken pieces and toss to coat them. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator to marinate for between 1 hour and overnight.

Step 2: Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature. Adjust the grill to medium heat.

Step 3: Drain the marinade from the chicken and pat the chicken pieces dry with the paper towels.

Step 4: Put the chicken on the BBQ and grill it for five minutes on each side. Adjust heat to medium-low and cover the grill. Continue cooking for approximately 25 minutes or until the chicken pieces are cooked through.

Step 5: While chicken is cooking, add the butter to the small saucepan and place the pan on the grill to melt the butter. Whisk in the allspice, mustard, orange zest, BBQ sauce, orange juice, and honey. Reserve some of this glaze in a small container for serving.

Step 6: Use the basting brush to brush chicken pieces with glaze. Put the glazed side of each piece down on the grill rack and BBQ for 2 minutes. Brush glaze onto the other side of each piece, flip the chicken again so the freshly glazed side is down, and cook for 3 additional minutes. Remove the chicken and serve it on a platter with the reserved glaze on the side.

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