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Contest-Winning Barbecued Chicken

 Contest-Winning Barbecued Chicken
Every summer, we have a neighborhood cookout. I always take this chicken and watch it quickly disappear! My family loves this recipe because of the zesty seasoning blend and no-fuss barbecue sauce. —Linda Scott, Hahira, Georgia
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Grill: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 4 pounds each), cut up
  • SPICE RUB:
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons salt or salt substitute
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional

Directions

  • Pat chicken pieces dry. In a small bowl, mix spice rub ingredients;
  • reserve 1 tablespoon spice rub for sauce. Rub remaining spice rub on
  • all sides of chicken.
  • Grill chicken, uncovered, over medium heat 20 minutes, skin side
  • down. Meanwhile, combine all sauce ingredients; stir in reserved

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Contest-Winning Barbecued Chicken (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • spice rub. Turn chicken; grill 20-30 minutes longer or until juices
  • run clear, basting frequently with sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 7 ounces cooked chicken (calculated without Liquid Smoke) equals 471 calories, 21 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 131 mg cholesterol, 2,062 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 42 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.