Get your napkins ready: These 7 barbecued chicken recipes all feature sticky, delicious sauces.
1. Big Bob’s Smoked Chicken with White BBQ Sauce
White barbecue sauce is served throughout northern Alabama. It sounds weird. It is weird. But one taste of the chicken at Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur—smoked to the color of mahogany, then tossed with a creamy, peppery white sauce—will make you a believer.
2. Chicken Wings with Molasses Barbecue Sauce
These super-flavorful crusty wings are fantastic with or without the sweet-and-sticky barbecue sauce.
3. BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs
Always juicy and delicious, these baked chicken thighs with BBQ sauce will make you forget about your grill.
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4. Spicy Barbecued Chicken with Miso Corn
This grilled chicken gets extra crispy thanks to brown sugar in the marinade. Mixing miso into the butter for the corn adds a good umami kick.
5. Glazed Chicken Breasts with Coffee BBQ Sauce
Here, coffee gets added to barbecue sauce for smokiness and depth. The sauce is also wonderful with pork and lamb.
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6. Smokin' Sweet Chicken Wings with Cherry Barbecue Glaze
Cherry preserves with habanero chile create a fabulously sticky, sweet and spicy glaze for grilled chicken wings. Glaze them just before serving so the sugars don’t burn.
7. Twice-Glazed Asian Barbecued Chicken
Instead of the usual smoky-sweet tomato-based barbecue sauce, Mike Sheerin bases his Asian-style version on oyster sauce, soy sauce and roasted garlic, with toasted black peppercorns added for heat. The sauce is superb glazed on chicken, but it would also be great on pork or steak.