Carolina Barbecued Chicken
4 to 6 lbs. of chicken parts of choice
1/2 C. butter, cut into chunks
1/4 C. cider vinegar
1/4 C. sugar
1/4 C. yellow mustard
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 t. freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
1/2 t. cayenne (optional)
Preheat grill and lightly coat with oil or cooking spray. Rinse chicken pieces, pat dry and set aside.
Place butter in 2-cup microwave-proof measuring cup. Microwave on high 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir in vinegar, sugar, mustard, Worcestershire, pepper and cayenne. Alternatively, place ingredients in saucepan and heat until butter is melted. Stir to combine.
Place chicken on prepared grill 4 to 6 inches from source of heat, basting and turning frequently. Cook bone-in pieces 35 to 45 minutes, depending on size, and boneless pieces 12 to 15 minutes.
Chicken is done when no longer pink inside and juices run clear when thighs are pierced with fork. Bone-in pieces are done when temperature on meat thermometer is 170°F.
Yields 4 to 6 servings.
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