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Spicy Barbecued Chicken

This spicy, saucy chicken is great served with basil-buttered grilled corn on the cob and fresh coleslaw. —Rita Wintrode, Corryton, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free seasoning blend, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)


  • In a small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add chili sauce, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon seasoning blend and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, mix mustard, chili powder and remaining seasoning blend and cayenne; rub over chicken. Lightly coat grill rack with cooking oil.
  • Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 4 minutes. Turn; grill 4-6 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 165°, brushing tops occasionally with chili sauce mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half : 179 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • meaganteal
    Sep 8, 2015

    Didn't change anything. Really liked this. We made it over Labor Day and it was great!!! We didn't find it to spicy at all, even my 4 and 8 year old loved it.

  • wunsagin
    Aug 5, 2015

    flavor is great! I think it would really be good on wings.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jul 17, 2015

    We had this delicious chicken tonight and it was delicious. I think next time I may cut back on the cayenne but it was not overly spicy for us. It was very easy to prepare and grill. We will be having this again. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor.

  • lmmanda
    Dec 22, 2014

    Delicious! I did make a few changes since my husband doesn't like spicy foods. I used 1/8 t of cayenne in the sauce, and in the rub, I only used 1 t of chili powder and omitted the cayenne. I also baked the chicken in the oven at 400 for 25 mins. I baked it without sauce the first 10 mins, then basted the chicken with sauce and baked it the rest if the way.

  • hamhock32
    Oct 3, 2014

    Very spicy, will cut down on the spice next time.

  • katlaydee3
    Aug 25, 2013

    Delicious and very spicy!

  • DonitaG
    Jun 28, 2013

    Very good on chicken, and I'm going to try it on pork!

  • sigmond
    Jun 27, 2013

    No comment left

  • Cook_aholic
    Jun 26, 2013

    I made this some time ago and I really liked it, as did the family. It's really low sodium. I did use a little less cayenne pepper and chili powder but only because of our tastes.

  • jackofalltrades
    Jun 26, 2013

    The stars didn't come up to use. It's a five. And thank you, thank you for giving the $ Savings thingy. I use that!!!