Carolina mustard BBQ chicken

Grill this Carolina mustard BBQ chicken over low heat, then quick-sear it to ensure perfect chicken that’s juicy inside and crisp outside.

Brush the chicken with a tangy Carolina-style barbecue sauce that features yellow mustard, cider vinegar and an applewood rub.

Carolina Mustard BBQ Chicken

Carolina mustard BBQ chicken recipe

3 pounds bone-in chicken thighs and drumsticks
5 tablespoons McCormick Grill Mates Applewood Rub, divided
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons water


Season chicken with 3 tablespoons of the Applewood Rub. Refrigerate 30 minutes, if desired.

Mix mustard, vinegar, water and remaining 2 tablespoons of Applewood Rub in medium bowl until blended. Set aside.

Prepare grill for indirect medium-low heat (275 F to 300 F). Preheat grill by turning all burners to medium. Turn off burner(s) on one side. Place chicken on unlit side of grill. Close grill.

Grill 40 to 45 minutes or until internal temperature of thickest part of chicken is 165°F, turning occasionally. Move chicken to lit side of grill with skin-side down. Brush with mustard barbecue sauce. Turn lit side of grill to high.

Grill, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes longer or until chicken is charred, turning once and brushing with additional sauce.

Note: To maintain medium-low heat (275 F to 300 F), keep lid closed and adjust lit burner as necessary. Directions were developed using a gas grill. Grills vary; cooking time is approximate.

Serves 6

Nutrition information (per serving) Calories: 272; Cholesterol: 165mg; Sodium: 456mg; Protein: 28g; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Fiber: 0g; Carbohydrate: 4g

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