Saturday, April 30, 2011

Grandpa Woody's Grapefruit BBQ Chicken Recipe

Grandpa Woody's Grapefruit Chicken

At some point during my childhood, Mom and Dad decided that Sunday was BBQ day. Mom would buy a big chicken, cut it up like a New York butcher and hand it over to Dad.

We had 2 grapefruit trees at the time so he started experimenting with different grapefruit recipes. After years of experimenting and perfecting this dish, he passed it on to me.

Today I have decided to share this super special secret with you.

One chicken cut up. (Or, if you live in the year 2011 you can buy it already cut up.)

In a sauce pan, heat up……

The juice of 2 grapefruits.

1 stick of REAL butter.

1/2 cup of wine.

1/2 cup of vinegar.

1/4 cup soysauce.

(spices) This was the tricky part because he used what was in the spice rack and it was always changing.

Here are my favorites.


Herbs De Provence.

Garlic Salt.


Chili Pepper.

Black pepper.


Celery salt.

A little rosemary.

Preheat the grill to medium high. Put the chicken on grill, turn and baste every 10 minutes.

When done (about an hour) put your favorite BBQ sauce on. Turn once and put on again.

Take off grill and let set for 10 to 15 minutes.

This will be your new favorite BBQ chicken.

All I ask is that you keep the secret to yourself. Especially if you have a Hubby like mine that fancies himself the BBQ master. When I take over the grill and make the ultimate BBQ chicken Hubby gives me one of those, "Aren't you cute to try and grill something." But inevitably he eats the entire plate of food, licks his fingers and gives me that baffled look that says 'Did you just make the best BBQ chicken I've ever had?'

Yes I did. But I don't want to make anyone feel bad. I had help from a pro. My Dad the chemist. It's almost not fair.




  1. SOUNDS DELICIOUS!! will definitely be making in the very near future...enjoy the weekend.-g

  2. I love a BBQ with friends and family. I like to try and plan the BBQ meals so they fit in with a healthy PCOS diet. So please do share some bbq chicken recipe ideas.