Smoky Grilled Chicken

Smoky Grilled Chicken

Smoky Grilled Chicken


Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


Instant coffee is the “secret” ingredient in this sweet and spicy sauce.  Don’t be surprised when folks tell you this is the best chicken they ever had!

         Kathy Whipple                                                                 Twin Falls, Idaho


Smoky Grilled Chicken Recipe

Smoky Grilled Chicken

½ cup packed dark brown sugar

2 Tbsp. ground mustard

2 Tbsp. instant coffee granules

1 cup hot water

2 bottles (14 oz. each) ketchup

2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 Tbsp. Liquid Smoke, optional

1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 ½ to 4 lbs.), quartered


In a large bowl, dissolve sugar, mustard and coffee in hot water.  Stir in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke if desired.  Reserve 1 cup for basting; refrigerate remaining sauce for another use.

Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack.  Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat, for 30 minutes, turning and basting with sauce frequently.  Grill, covered, 15 minutes longer, turning and basting occasionally or until juices run clear.          4 servings


(Recipe for Smoky Grilled Chicken was on, 2014)