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Favorite Barbecued Chicken Recipe

Favorite Barbecued Chicken Recipe

What better place to find a fantastic barbecue sauce than Texas, and that’s where this one is from—it’s my father-in-law’s own recipe. We’ve served it at many family reunions and think it’s the best! —Bobbie Morgan, Woodstock, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 35 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash salt
  • Dash hot pepper sauce


  • 1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Grill chicken, skin side down, uncovered, over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, saute the onion in oil until tender. Stir in the remaining sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • 3. Turn chicken; grill 15-25 minutes longer or until juices run clear, brushing often with barbecue sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Reviews for Favorite Barbecued Chicken

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lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 81912
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"I made exactly as directed, and we enjoyed this barbecued chicken."

thankG0d User ID: 3195075 91866
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2008

"I used sesame seed oil and it added just a little extra taste to this already delicious bbq sauce."

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