Bubba's Chicken


  • 5 gal. bucket (Burger King will give you a pickle bucket)
  • 1 gal Whitehouse apple cider vinegar
  • 1 gal Whitehouse apple juice
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  • 1 gal filtered water
  • Tones brand lemon pepper
  • Tones brand black epper
  • 1 NEW string mop
  • 10 to 12 chicken halves


Pour apple cider vinegar, apple juice and water in to bucket. Stir together well. Cover the surface of the mixture completely with the lemon pepper. Cover the surface of the mixture completely with the black pepper. Stir together well.

Wash chicken halves carefully, pat draw with paper towels. Place chicken halves on grill surface skin side up. Baste the halves thoroughly with liquid using the mop. Turn chicken every 5 minutes. Baste chicken halves after each turn.

Cook chicken halves until they reach 170 degrees F minimum for 3 minutes OR

If you do not have a meat thermometer, cook until juice runs clear in the leg joint when broken open.


Wash Bucket out with 2 Tbsp. baking soda and fill with water Leave outdoors, in direct sun light for a day. Rinse well before using.

Wash Mop in kitchen sink with LOTS of HOT water ONLY. Cut handle of mop OFF, leaving about 2 feet.

By johnluse from Columbus, GA

August 28, 20090 found this helpful

This recipe left out quite a few components. It doesn't say what the bucket of liquid is used for. I take it you are suppose to marinate the chicken but for how long. What in the world is the mop used for? Stirring the brine or what?

Editor's Note: The bucket is used to mix and store the basting liquid, which is then "mopped" on using the clean mop.

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August 28, 20090 found this helpful

This must be a joke and if it isn't I apologize but wouldn't it be easier, less messy and save having to buy a mop and have to cut the handle off and just simply marinate the chicken for an hour or two in all the ingredients in the bucket instead and then sprinkle a little extra lemon pepper once on the grill and again after turning?

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August 28, 20090 found this helpful

I love this idea and thanks for the tip about he pickle buckets. My DH has a large grill which he doesn't get to use for the whole top very often. He will love this.

Jane Mae. She tells you to baste every five minutes with the marinade. I also think the mop is a good idea. My DH will love making his own basting mop. Men love things like that.

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August 28, 20090 found this helpful

After reveiwing a couple of Bubba recipes they simply must be jokes. Saran wrap in the oven for two hours to bake spare ribs and a mop to baste chicken? ;-)

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August 29, 20090 found this helpful

Love the humor!

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August 31, 20090 found this helpful

Bubba's Chicken Additional Information

When you put the baking soda in the bucket and add the water, leave it in the sun for a couple of days. This will remove the pickle taste from the bucket.

The bucket and string mop are used as I normally cook 40 - 50 chicken halves at one time on a large grill.

The apple and pepper mixture is used to baste the chicken as it is cooking and to help keep it moist.

The vinegar seems to make the skin on the chicken swell some and allow the apple juice and peppers to season the meat.

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August 31, 20090 found this helpful

Turning the chicken on a large grill can get you a nasty burn with a normal cooking fork. I bought a stainless steel two prong long handled cooking fork and took it to a local welding shop and had them weld on 3 feet of stainless steel tubing to make the handle longer. Total cost about $35.00. A lot cheaper than getting a really bad burn and a visit to the hospital.

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