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Slow ‘n’ Easy Barbecued Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours


4 servings

Dreama Hughes in London, Kentucky relies on this yummy recipe often during the summer and fall when she knows she's going to be out working in the yard all day. "I just pair it with a side vegetable and salad…and supper is served! It’s also delicious with pork or beef and easy to double for a crowd."


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first 11 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Place the chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Top with sauce. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until chicken juices run clear.
  3. Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon some of the sauce over chicken and serve the remaining sauce on the side.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 319 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 947mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein.

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