Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Moist Tender Barbecued Chicken

Our family loves bbq and chicken is one of our favorites. My dad was an excellent bbq man and thankfully taught my brothers and husband as well. The secret to moist tender barbecued chicken is in parboiling it. Something about that just always gives you such good results. Before you even light the barby, take a big pot and fill with water and some salt.

 Just drop the chicken in and bring to a boil. Turn it off once it starts to boil and let it sit for just a few minutes and remove. Season and then grill. Put the sauce on just before your finished grilling. Sauce burns so easy because of the sugar so just put it on near the end.

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Ginger Zuck said...

Elaine, it looks wonderful. I love the black stuff and I will definitely try this. I love grilled chicken and this is genius idea. Thank you.

Kris said...


deb said...

I always boil my stuff before I bbq it too....my parents did .....even ribs...that looks so yummy!!!!!!! isnt this the best bbq weather!!!!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Thank you so much for these tips! I love bbq grilled chicken but didn't know the secrets. Can't wait to share with the hubs!

Kris said...

Elaine, my neighbor gave me the blade for my Kitchen Aid, but I think she said she got it at Sur la table. I love it!!!


This chicken looks absolutely scrumptious!!! love your tips.

Michelle said...

I am going to try this. We grill a lot of chicken even in the winter. It looks so good!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love BBQ chicken. Yummy! Thanks for the tip. My grandmother always baked hers a few minutes before grilling.

WHat do you serve with your BBQ chicken?

Sweet Tea said...

I love BBQ and that looks like a winner!

Cindy said...

I had never thought to parboil chicken first, I will try that the next time I barbeque chicken.
Hugs, Cindy

Daisy said...


Linda said...

Looks great!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Ummm, looks so yummy! I too love the charred bits, the best part! Thanks so much for sharing this tip. I do that with the ribs but never thought about it for chicken. Fabulous, can't wait to try it!

Lottie said...

I've never tried parboiling before. This is definitely on my list for this weekend. Thank you for posting this!

Shug said...

Oh my goodness....this reminds me of my dad's bbq chicken.. With his alzheimers, he can't cook anymore, but I have so many fond memories of his grilled bbq chicken...
thanks for the memory today..

Twice Nice said...

That looks so delicious!! I'm going to try the boiling tip next time we bbq chicken. Usually I bake it for a while, but have a tendancy to get it too done and dry. Deb

laurie said...

what a wonderful tip!
It will be a while before we can BBQ, I hope I remeber this, we have too much snow right now,

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I have never heard of parboiling chicken before putting it on the grill. Interesting...I'll have to remember that come grillin' time in the summer. That seems so far away right now, but that's okay as I'm really not ready for the hot weather. :)

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

What a fantastic idea! We barbecue a lot here in Australia but the chicken usually dries out. I'm definitely trying this. If you get a moment, would you like to link up to my "Thriving on Thursdays" Linky Party here in Australia? I feature recipes, crafts, furniture makeovers, organisating and decluttering advice, makeup tips, financial advice, etc. Anything goes.


Anne @ Domesblissity xx

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Thanks for the tips--that chicken looks delicious! I want to go to a BBQ at your house!

Honey at 2805 said...

Elaine, this looks terrific! I always like you recipes. Thanks for the tips! I appreciate you linking informative post to Potpourri Friday!

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Just wanted to say thanks for linking up to my Thriving on Thursdays party last week. It's on again tomorrow (Australian time). We'd love to see what you've been up to.

Anne @ Domesblissity xx

Liz Mullen said...

I have never thought of par boiling chicken! What a GREAT tip. I'm trying it ASAP. Tfs