Naturally, the BEST chicken you can buy, in my opinion, is raised on pasture. Nothing is better than the taste of a true pasture-raised chicken … nothing! It’s not as fatty, or as large as factory-raised chicken, but the taste is far superior. Every single time … the taste is better than anything you’ve ever tried before. It’s nice to go visit a local farm and see it for yourself. On a recent trip to Thames Farm I was able to do just that … see for myself. As Thames Farm says “Our chickens are raised in mobile units on the pasture where they are protected from predators but have access to green grass, bugs, fresh air and sunshine.” This recipe features delicious pastured chicken from Thames Farm … and yes, it is that good!
1-2 Whole Chickens, split into 10 pieces each (breast cut in 1/2) (or buy chicken parts already cut-up)
Homemade Barbecue Sauce (or your favorite barbecue sauce)
Turn on grill to indirect-medium heat. Salt and Pepper chicken pieces as desired, leaving skin on. Grill over indirect-medium heat about 45-50 minutes, turning chicken often to prevent burning. Remove skin if desired, and brush on barbecue sauce during the last 5 minutes or so of grilling. Chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165. Remove chicken from grill, cover with foil and let rest 5 minutes before serving. Serve with additional barbecue sauce if desired.
Safe Cooking Temperature Chart here