Sweet Tea Barbecued Chicken Recipe
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Sweet Tea Barbecued Chicken Recipe

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Marinades sometimes use coffee or espresso, and that inspired me to try tea and apple juice to perk up a sauce. Read more on my food blog at —Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (4 to 5 pounds), cut up
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup sweet tea

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 374 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 608mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Pour apple juice and water into a large shallow roasting pan. Mix seafood seasoning, paprika, garlic powder and pepper; rub over chicken. Place in roasting pan.
  2. Bake, covered, until juices run clear and a thermometer reads 170° to 175°, about 50-60 minutes. Transfer chicken to a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Whisk barbecue sauce and sweet tea; brush over chicken.
  3. Place chicken on greased grill rack; grill over medium heat 3-4 minutes per side, brushing occasionally with remaining sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Tea Barbecued Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 2016, p53

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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cbybee User ID: 3897502 248832
Reviewed May. 30, 2016

"Great BBQ chicken. Slow baking the chicken first made it juicy and tender. Finished it off on the grill with a North Carolina sauce with the sweet tea. Wonderful Memorial Day dish!"

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