Another easy one... Apple Juice Brined and Carolina BBQ Style Chicken Legs is a great combination of flavors as it gives you both a sweet and tangy vinegar taste.

Apple Juice Brined and Carolina BBQ Style Chicken Legs

Apple Juice Brined and Carolina BBQ Style Chicken Legs is a great combination of flavors as it gives you both a sweet and vinegar taste.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 2 to 3 servings
Author Savory Spicerack

Ingredients

  • Marinade:
  • 6 large garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 chicken legs (scored)
  • Sauce:
  • 1 cup Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce
  • Other Ingredients:
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Baking Spray

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a plastic food storage bag. Place in refrigerator and marinate the chicken from two to eight hours. (I marinate for eight hours or more for more flavor.)
  2. When ready to cook the chicken, preheat the oven to 415 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil (for easy clean up), and place a cooling rack on top of the foil lined pan. Spray the baker's rack with baking spray.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken.
  4. Brush both side the chicken with 1/2 cup of the Barbecue sauce. Place the chicken on the cooling rack. Spray the chicken (the part of the chicken that is facing up) with baking spray.
  5. Cook the chicken for 45 minutes. Flip the chicken and rotate the pan halfway through the cooking time.
  6. After the chicken has cooked. Baste the chicken with the remainder barbecue sauce and cook the chicken for another 5 minutes.
  7. Use any remaining barbecue sauce to coat the chicken after it's cooked if you like.

Recipe Notes

Cooking Tips:
I use a cooling rack to cook the chicken on if I am cooking the chicken in the oven. Here is a link that shows you what a cooling rack look likes >> https://www.cooksillustrated.com/equipment_reviews/1101-cooling-racks
Tips:
Use your favorite barbecue sauce if you don't have access to Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce.
Grilling Option:
Make sure that charcoals have grayed over. Then, grease the grill rack with olive oil. After sprinkling salt and pepper on both sides of chicken, place chicken on oil grill rack. Baste the chicken with 1/2 cup of the BBQ sauce while you cook the chicken. Cook the chicken until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees. Baste the chicken with the remaining BBQ sauce after the chicken is done.