Mustard Chicken Barbecue

Prepare the chicken ahead of time so it has time to marinate. At dinner time, just make the simple sauce while the chicken grills.

Mustard Chicken Barbecue
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4 servings
20 mins
4 hrs to 24 hrs
50 mins
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Mustard Chicken Barbecue

chicken legs (thigh-drumstick piece) or 4 each drumsticks and thighs (about 3 pounds total) or 4 chicken breast halves (about 2 pounds total)
cup Dijon-style mustard
tablespoons vinegar
teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
teaspoon snipped fresh thyme or 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
tablespoons light-flavored molasses


  1. If desired, remove skin from chicken. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken in a plastic bag in a shallow dish; set aside.
  2. For marinade, stir together mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme until smooth. Pour marinade over the chicken. Seal the bag and turn to coat the chicken with marinade. Chill for 4 to 24 hours, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken, reserving marinade. Measure 1/3 cup marinade; set aside to use to make the sauce.
  3. In a grill with a cover, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the drip pan. Place the chicken pieces, bone side down, on the grill rack over the drip pan but not over the coals. Cover and grill for 50 to 60 minutes or until tender and no longer pink, brushing occasionally with remaining marinade. (Do not brush during the last 5 minutes of grilling.)
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the 1/3 cup reserved marinade and the molasses. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Pass sauce with chicken. Makes 4 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Test Kitchen Tip:

How Hot is Hot? Some foods need to be grilled hot and fast, some low and slow. To gauge how hot the coals in your grill are, hold the palm of your hand a few inches over the center of the grill rack. If you can hold your hand there two seconds or less, the coals are hot; three seconds would be medium-hot, four for medium, and five for medium-slow coals.

When grilling indirectly, hot coals will provide medium-hot heat at the cooking site, and medium-hot coals will provide medium heat.

Nutrition Facts

(Mustard Chicken Barbecue)
    Per serving:
  • 327 kcal cal.,
  • 17 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 103 mg chol.,
  • 904 mg sodium,
  • 10 g carb.,
  • 31 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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