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Grilled Chicken Quarters, juicy and moist every time, this chicken is great for dinner, entertainment, and game day!

We spend a lot of time grilling especially in the warmer weather. It’s only natural that I share our favorite grilled chicken recipe with you.

Barbecue chicken meat thermometer


Chicken is one of my most favorite proteins. It’s also the reason we have it a couple of times a week. Chicken is probably also the hardest meat to grill. People freak out over undercooked chicken that they over-cook it. Over-cooking leads to dry, rubbery, and tasteless chicken. Using my recipe and these cool testers,  you won’t have to worry about that.

Don’t forget to top your grilled chicken with my mouth-watering White Barbecue Sauce!

Grilled Chicken Quarters


The perfect internal temperature is 165°f for dark meat and 160°F for white. I recommend getting an instant-read thermometer. As well, when you’re checking the chicken, always check the thickest part of the chicken. (Here’s a chart for Safe Cooking Temperatures for all meats.)

If you don’t have an instant-read thermometer, you can cut it in the middle to check that it’s just about opaque in the center and the juices run clear.

Whether your grilling, baking, or air-frying chicken, how long to cook chicken really depends on how big the chicken pieces are. Larger bone-in chicken will take longer than boneless chicken.

White BBQ Sauce for grilling barbecue

White BBQ Sauce for grilling barbecue White BBQ Sauce for grilling barbecue

Get White Barbecue Sauce Recipe. What’s your favorite food for game day or tailgating?

You may also enjoy this Healthy Tex Mex Chicken Soup if your family likes this. Or…

  1. Creamy Mexican Kale Slaw
  2. Baked Leg Quarters
  3. Mexican-style Pecan Chocolate Squares
  4. Mexican Street Corn Dip (by the way, you can use this recipe for these tacos if you want)
  5. Chicken Enchiladas in White Sauce
  6. Baked Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese Dip
  7. Baked Chicken Leg Quarters
  8. Mexican Meatloaf
  9. Lighter Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Mango Salsa

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Grilled Chicken Quarters

Grilled Chicken Quarters | Tailgating Giveaway

Chicken quarters are grilled to perfection. By using chicken quarters, you offer everyone their favorite whether it's light or dark meat. Leaving the skin on assures moist chicken. Coat with White Barbecue Sauce for a flavor explosion.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings



  • Heat grill to 400°F. This may take up to 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, allow the chicken to come to room temperature.
  • Rub chicken with olive oil, black pepper, garlic, onion salt, and cumin.
  • Grill for 25 to 35 minutes turning once during the cooking time.
  • Move chicken to cool part of grill and brush with White Barbecue Sauce on the chicken during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Cook until thickest part reaches 165°F or when the color turns red on your Cook’d Right™ Sensor
  • Allow chicken to cool 10 minutes before cutting.


Total cook times will depend on heat of your grill and size of the chicken quarters. My quarters were about 1 pound each.Traditional BBQ Sauce may be used in place of the White BBQ Sauce


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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