Add an Irish twist to your Independence Day with the Guinness BBQ chicken recipe. Getty images

There are two days left until Labor Day! You know what that means?!! Wear all your white clothes this weekend (it's a major faux pas after Labor Day) and get that barbecue hopping!

Add an Irish twist to your sunny summer barbecues! 


1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 broiling/frying chicken (about 3 lbs) cut into serving pieces
1 bottle of Guinness
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon dark molasses
1/8 teaspoon red pepper sauce


Rub seasoned salt evenly over chicken. Arrange chicken in single layer in shallow 2-quart baking dish.

Mix remaining ingredients in small bowl; pour over chicken pieces. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight; turn chicken over several times during marinating.

Preheat coals in outdoor barbecue. Remove chicken from marinade; reserving marinade. Arrange chicken, skin-side up, on cooking rack 5-7 inches above hot coals. Cook until underside of chicken is dark brown, 20-25 minutes. Brush it with marinade.

Turn chicken over; brush chicken with marinade. Cook until underside of chicken is dark brown, 20-25 minutes longer. Turn chicken over; continue cooking until chicken is fork tender, 5-10 minutes longer, brushing often with marinade. Serve hot or cold.

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* Originally published in 2011.