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Country Barbecued Chicken

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 (3/4 cup barbecue sauce)


  • 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


  • In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 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 thermometer reads 170°, basting and turning often.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 210 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Jellybug
    Aug 2, 2019

    I made this recipe as per instructions and my husband and I love it..easy to prepare.

  • deannasnz
    Jun 5, 2012

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

  • jessweis79
    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
    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
    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
    Jul 1, 2010

    I would definitely will fix this again.

  • marciedarciestuff
    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
    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
    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!!