Brined BBQ chicken

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a tasty and simple BBQ chicken recipe. the chicken is very juice since it is brined before cooking

1 whole chicken 4 lb or so
Brine
1 gallon colc water
1 cup kosher salt (use kosher salt  If using regular salt you will need less. 3/4 cup or so)
1 cup sugar

Mix the brine in a large pot. add the chicken and place a plate on top so the entire chicken is submersed in the brine. place in the fridge and let sit for 4 hours

remove the chicken from the brine. shake off any extra brine. rub with your favorite rub
heat a BBQ to 275-300 degrees.  add smoke chips if you wish
grill 1.5-2 hours or until the juices run clear and a meat thermometer in the leg registers 175 degrees over indirect heat
remove from the grill and let rest 15 minutes before carving

serves 2-4

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