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Spicy Grilled Barbecue Chicken

My grown children still beg for my chicken. They like the savory barbecue sauce so much, they've been known to hover over me, trying to snitch a spoonful behind my back. —Patricia Parker, Connelly Springs, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Grill: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3-1/2 to 4 pounds each), cut up

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the first 10 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  • Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 40 minutes, turning several times. Set half of the barbecue sauce aside. Baste chicken with remaining sauce; grill 5-10 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Serve with reserved sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 641 calories, 25g fat (7g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 1163mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 1g fiber), 49g protein.

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