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.
GRILLED CHICKEN QUARTERS
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!
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHICKEN IS COOKED
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.
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…
- Creamy Mexican Kale Slaw
- Baked Leg Quarters
- Mexican-style Pecan Chocolate Squares
- Mexican Street Corn Dip (by the way, you can use this recipe for these tacos if you want)
- Chicken Enchiladas in White Sauce
- Baked Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese Dip
- Baked Chicken Leg Quarters
- Mexican Meatloaf
- Lighter Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Mango Salsa
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Grilled Chicken Quarters | Tailgating Giveaway
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- Heat grill to 400°F. This may take up to 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, allow the chicken to come to room temperature.
- 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.
Kelly L says
Anyone know the nutritional info for 1 leg quarter with the white bbq sauce?
Fiona N says
I really like Your recipe! It made me hungry 🙂
Thank You for the chance
Your white barbecue sauce looks so YUMMY! And so does these chicken thigh quarters. #droolworthy
Christina Moore says
Great recipe, I will have to try this, thank you for a great giveaway
Nicole @ Or Whatever You Do says
This chicken looks fantastic Paula! Great recipe.
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
I can’t wait to try these with your white barbeque sauce!
Lisa @ Cooking with Curls says
Those are awesome! I am guilty of killing my chicken on the grill, so I definitely need these!! 😉
Eva Gallant says
Your photos leave me drooling!
Thank you!! I worked hard on improving them, but I still have a long way to go.
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says
These are so cool Paula!!! I don’t use meat thermometers much, but my other half really likes to double check everything and all the thermometers he buys are kind of unreliable! He would totally dig these! Plus your white BBQ sauce recipe is AWESOME. Yesss.
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
Love this recipe! Tailgating food is always so my fun. And great giveaway!
Jaren Dubois says
Those are really cool! I’ve never seen that before.
Oh these are pretty handy! I love them! And the chicken looks fabulous! You are right, perfect for tailgating!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
Hey this is a pretty good idea! I’ll have to look into these!
Also, the sauce you made for the chicken looks AMAZING!
Laura @PetiteAllergyTreats says
I love the sensor! I’m always worried about getting my family sick from not cooking the chicken enough. And you’re so right about over cooking, just to make sure. I’m going to have to order these!
Maegan @thebakermama says
Those sensors look so handy! We’ll definitely have to try them this football season for our tailgates. And that chicken looks absolutely amazing! Excited to try your white barbeque sauce with it!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
Those sensors are so cool! I’m going to have to try them when I make this amazing chicken recipe. Pinning!
Ginny McMeans says
Those sensors are really great! I have never seen anything like them. Your chicken is amazing too, by the way.
Thanks so much, Ginny!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says
So, these are pretty cool! And no need to worry about an expensive meat thermometer coming up “missing” at your next tailgate! 😉