Imitation Grocery Store BBQ Chicken

I have to admit it, back when I used to live in the US I was guilty of buying a grocery store chicken when I was too lazy to cook for myself. I’ll also admit that I love the “bbq flavored” variety of grocery store chicken! So here you have it – my version of “bbq flavored grocery chicken” – for those occasions when you are motivated enough to want cook for yourself but are still craving that grocery store flavor. ;)

A Chicken Recipe, by Amanda
Imitation Grocery Store BBQ Chicken

For the Rub:
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1 tsp packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp cayenne

4 chicken leg quarters
1 tbsp canola oil

Combine all ingredients for the rub in a bowl and stir.

Coat chicken liberally with the rub, working the rub underneath the skin of the chicken using your fingers. Place chicken in the fridge and let rub sit for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Preheat a large saute pan over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add canola oil to the preheated pan. Place 2 leg quarters, skin-side down into the pan. Sear the chicken until skin is browned, about 3 minutes. Flip and brown the other side for another 3 minute. Remove from pan and place on a sheet pan. Repeat the browning process with the other 2 legs. Place sheet pan with legs into the preheated 425 degree oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 180 degrees. Cooking times will vary due to thickness of chicken. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving. Buen Provecho!

3 comments so far:

  1. Nicole says:

    Looks great! Well, we’ve both made it four days so that’s a good sign. Sitting here trying to come up with a good post for day five right now :-)

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  3. Alison says:

    This was absolute perfection and oh so easy! It fell right in line with my favorite crowd pleasing rib rub recipe from your site. Bravo!

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