Fire Station 1 Yellow Chicken Recipe

Raleigh Department firefighters share their favorite dishes and let you know what you need to do to eat like a firefighter! This chicken recipe comes from Captain Grant Williams at Fire Station 1.

yellow chicken, biscuit and mashed potatoes on a plate

Grant’s Yellow Chicken Recipe


  • 10 lb. bag of chicken quarters
  • 2 cups of plain yellow mustard
  • ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup of water
  • 3/4 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons of table salt


  1. Mix all listed ingredients, except chicken.
  2. Bring ingredients to a boil.
  3. Continue to stir.
  4. As soon as sauce begins to boil, turn down to a simmer.
  5. Continue to stir.
  6. Sauce should thicken and have a light brown/yellow shade.
  7. Grill chicken at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45-60 minutes.
  8. After the 30-minute mark, begin applying sauce to chicken.
  9. Twist leg to see if chicken is done; leg bone should twist easily.

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