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 User ID: 6542477 72116
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

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

jessweis79 User ID: 5354219 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 User ID: 4958434 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 User ID: 2602111 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 User ID: 83555 58081
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"I would definitely will fix this again."

marciedarciestuff User ID: 3221145 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 User ID: 2923424 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 User ID: 2689311 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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