Time to get that 4th of July barbecue hopping so why not add an Irish twist?

America's Independence Day celebrations, July 4th, is just around the corner! Why not get your Irish on this July 4th and add a little Guinness to your barbecue?

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Guinness BBQ chicken recipe


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.

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