Nelson’S Port A Pit Chicken Recipe


Nelson's Port a Pit Chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for any occasion. The chicken is marinated in a special blend of spices and then cooked to perfection on a grill. The result is tender, juicy chicken with a smoky and slightly sweet flavor. This recipe is sure to be a hit with family and friends!

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  1. In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt. Mix well to dissolve the sugar and salt.
  2. Add the chicken thighs and drumsticks to the marinade, making sure they are fully submerged. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight for best results.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and let any excess marinade drip off.
  5. Place the chicken on the grill, skin side down. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and browned.
  6. Flip the chicken and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
  7. Reduce the heat to medium-low and move the chicken to a cooler part of the grill. Cook for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  8. Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for