Country Barbecued Chicken Recipe
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Country Barbecued Chicken Recipe

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This moist chicken takes minutes to cook using the direct grilling method. The thick zesty sauce is equally tasty over pork. If you'd like, make a double batch of sauce and reserve half of it to serve at the table.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 210 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Brush chicken with butter. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until browned. Baste with barbecue sauce. Grill 4-6 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting and turning often. Yield: 4-6 servings (3/4 cup barbecue sauce).
Originally published as Country Barbecued Chicken in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p61

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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deannasnz 72116
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

"Not bad, just bland. A bought barbecue sauce used instead is just as good."

jessweis79 26205
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"I have made this recipie so many times. My family loves it. I change a few things, I use no high fructose corn syrup ketchup, splenda brown sugar, and I add some cayenne pepper to give it some spice. I have made the recipie the way it is listed and it is still excellent!!! Thank you"

bereitbach 33351
Reviewed May. 20, 2011

"I didn't think this recipe was bad; it just wasn't fantastic. I probably won't be making this again."

bjhyttinen 72161
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"This is one of my family's favorite recipe. When we can't come up with anything for dinner, this is a go to for all of us. Excellent taste and flavor."

kitchenhelperKY 58081
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"I would definitely will fix this again."

marciedarciestuff 72159
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"This is great but I make chicken like this with the sauce I buy. Now I have to decide if I should stop buying the sauce and make it myself or save some time and money and keep buying it."

randswebb 72157
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2009

"The first time I made this my husband loved it. He says it tastes like a sauce his mother used to make and took him back to those days. Now I love making it for him. Can use on chicken or pork and works great in the oven!!"

bzymm 25851
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2009

"I can't believe it!! I've been making this recipe for years. Mine doesn't use garlic though. This one is wonderful!!"

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