Carolina BBQ Marinated Grilled Chicken

Served with Maple BBQ Glaze



¼ C grapeseed oil
1/2 C catsup
1/3 C lightly packed brown sugar
¼ C Cranberry Pear white balsamic vinegar
1/3 C red wine vinegar
2 T soy sauce
¼ t black pepper
1 t kosher salt
2 mandarins, halved, then sliced. Use half of one
mandarin to squeeze the juice from and add to
marinade. Slice the remaining 1 ½ sections into
small slices to add to marinade.
4 large cloves of garlic sliced
2 T honey bourbon

Maple Bbq Glaze:
  • In a small saucepan add catsup, ¾ C maple syrup, 1 t bourbon, 1/8 t each of ground ginger and turmeric, dash of pepper and salt. Whisk together, heat until bubbling. Serve.


  • This works well on any kind of chicken but I used 2 pounds of bone-in and skin on leg quarters. Put chicken in Zip-lock gallon sized bag, add all the marinade, turn often and let marinate for 4 hour or not more than 12. Pour off marinade, grill chicken, then serve with sauce!

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