Down-Home Barbecued Chicken Recipe
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Down-Home Barbecued Chicken Recipe

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Summer barbecue season is here, and you'll both love grilling when this savory mainstay from Mary Kaye Rackowitz of Marysville, Washington is on the menu. Hot pepper sauce adds a little zip to the tender chicken.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Grill: 35 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Grill: 35 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each), skin removed

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/4 cup sauce equals 320 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 938 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 38 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fruit.

Directions

  1. In small saucepan, combine the first 11 ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Reserve 1/3 cup sauce for basting. Cover and refrigerate the remaining sauce.
  2. Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Place chicken over drip pan. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 20-25 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, basting occasionally with reserved sauce. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Down-Home Barbecued Chicken in Cooking for 2 Summer 2005, p 11

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/4 cup sauce equals 320 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 938 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 38 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fruit.

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

After making this the first time I couldn't stay away fron the left overs!!! I have made it many times since and absolutely love it!!!

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