Chef Dan Giusti's Brigaid BBQ Chicken Recipe Is Created With Kids (and Parents!) in Mind by Chef Dan Giusti

Poultry Dinner
2 years ago
Chef Dan Giusti's Brigaid BBQ Chicken Recipe Is Created With Kids (and Parents!) in Mind

With so much going on right now with coronavirus quarantine and homeschooling, fighting with kids to get them to eat dinner is probably the last thing most parents want to deal with. Not only is this BBQ chicken recipe super simple, kid friendly and kid approved – it's made (apart from the chicken) with mostly pantry staple ingredients. Serve this easy barbecue chicken recipe with cornbread and potato salad. Dinner. Is. Done.

BBQ Chicken

You'll need: 

  • 4 - 5 pounds bone-in chicken legs or thighs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Deli Spice (recipe below)
  • BBQ Sauce (recipe below)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the chicken into a bowl. Add the oil and Deli Spice and massage into the chicken. If you don't want to get your fingers dirty, an alternative, oil-free method is to add the spice into a large plastic bag, then seal it, leaving an air bubble, and shake the seasoning into the chicken. Allow chicken to marinate in the fridge overnight to soak up the spices.
  2. When ready to cook, line a sheet try with parchment paper and a wire rack. Spray the rack with nonstick cooking spray. Place the chicken skin side up on the rack, tucking excess skin underneath. Roast in a 400-degree F oven for 30-40 minutes, or until a thermometer reaches 165 degrees F and juices run clear. Let the chicken cool.
  3. Place the BBQ sauce in a bowl. Dip each thigh into the sauce and coat. Shake off excess sauce. Place the chicken back onto the rack skin side up and roast for 10 more minutes, allowing sauce to caramelize. Serve. 

Deli Spice

You'll need:

Here's how to make it:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. 

BBQ Sauce

You'll need:

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until smooth. 

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Donna John
Love making the spice blend and BBQ sauce homemade instead of using pre-made ingredients. And the presentation on a cafeteria tray is a fun idea for kids. Bet it would get them to eat their dinner! Chef Dan Giusti
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This looks really good, Chef Dan Giusti ! What an easy way to make a delicious meal in a family friendly way. Thank you for sharing the yum! Welcome to 30Seconds. We look forward to learning more from you!

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