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Sweet Tea Barbecued Chicken

Marinades sometimes use coffee or espresso, and that inspired me to add tea to perk up a barbecue sauce.—Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 chicken (4 to 5 pounds), cut up
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup sweet tea


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Pour apple juice and water into a large shallow roasting pan. Mix seafood seasoning, paprika, garlic powder and pepper; rub over chicken. Place in roasting pan.
  • Bake, covered, until juices run clear and a thermometer reads 170° to 175°, 50-60 minutes. Transfer chicken to a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Whisk barbecue sauce and sweet tea; brush some of mixture over chicken.
  • Place chicken on greased grill rack; grill over medium heat 3-4 minutes per side, brushing occasionally with remaining sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 374 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 608mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.