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Spicy Grilled Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Spicy Grilled Barbecue Chicken Recipe

My grown children still beg for my chicken. They like the savory barbecue sauce so much, they've been known to hover over me, trying to snitch a spoonful behind my back. —Patricia Parker, Connelly Springs, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 45 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3-1/2 to 4 pounds each), cut up

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 10 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  • 2. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 40 minutes, turning several times. Set half of the barbecue sauce aside. Baste chicken with remaining sauce; grill 5-10 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 641 calories, 25 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 153 mg cholesterol, 1,163 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 49 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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