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Dutch Oven BBQ Whiskey Chicken

This from-scratch Whiskey Chicken BBQ cooks great over the fire in a Dutch Oven. The cast iron pot produces a rich caramelized BBQ making this a truly unique and delicious main dish.

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Yield: 6

Dutch Oven Whiskey BBQ Chicken

dutch oven bbq chicken

This from-scratch Whiskey Chicken BBQ cooks great over the fire in a Dutch Oven. The cast iron pot produces a rich caramelized BBQ making this a truly unique and delicious main dish.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Sauce:
  • 1 1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (or more depending on personal heat preference)
  • 2 tablespoons dark molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • Chicken:
  • 6 chicken legs with thighs attached or small bone-in breast halves (3 3/4 lbs. total)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

At Home:

  1. Make sauce: Combine ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cover and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a little water if sauce gets too thick to pour. Let cool, then transfer to a container and chill up to 1 week.
  2. Prepare chicken: In a large bowl, coat chicken in oil; pack in a resealable plastic bag and chill up to 2 days, or freeze.

In Camp:

  1. Prepare charcoal or a wood fire.
  2. Place cast iron skillet or Dutch Oven over fire and preheat.
  3. Grill chicken in skillet until browned all over, about 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  4. Generously brush tops with some of BBQ sauce, and cook a few minutes; repeat turning and brushing 2 more times, until chicken is well-browned and cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes total.
  5. Remove from skillet and top with additional BBQ sauce. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 629Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 355mgSodium 938mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 0gSugar 17gProtein 68g

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