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George’s Barbecued Chicken

The homemade barbecue sauce is what makes this chicken dish unique. Your family will be licking their fingers and asking for more!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in 1 tablespoon oil until tender. Add the ketchup, vinegar, lemon juice, pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, brown chicken on all sides in remaining oil over medium-high heat. Drain chicken and transfer to a 13x9-in. baking pan. Pour sauce over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-60 minutes or until juices run clear.
Nutrition Facts
4-1/2 ounce-weight: 503 calories, 29g fat (6g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 1348mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein.
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  • Summersh
    Apr 22, 2017

    This is one of our favorites and I use this sauce recipe on other meats as well.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Feb 18, 2017

    Excellent. I halved the recipe and still had plenty for one chicken breast. This is delicious. The chicken had an awesome flavor. I used sriracha sauce in place of the pepper sauce. I highly recommend this recipe.Volunteer Field Editor

  • modestcook
    Jan 12, 2014

    This recipe is awesome. I made it to the letter. It came out tender, juicy and delicious. After cutting meat from the bone we spooned the sauce over the meat. Definately a keeper in our kitchen. Thanks George, great recipe.

  • lisa53202
    Jun 18, 2013

    I noted that the first reviewer said this made a lot of sauce and it looked like it would make a lot to me too, so I halved the sauce recipe. While eating the chicken, my husband said, "The sauce is good, but there's not enough of it." lol

  • banslug001
    Nov 15, 2010

    My kids LOVED this, and it was really very easy to make. Next time I'll add in more chicken pieces, as it makes a lot of sauce. With the leftover pieces, I pulled the meat off the bones and tossed it with the sauce for sandwiches the next day. DELISH!

  • t-macka
    May 9, 2009

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