Tropical BBQ Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours


2 servings

Updated: Feb. 15, 2022
Here is my favorite slow-cooker recipe. The delicious, slightly spicy sauce will win you over, too! —Yvonne McKim, Vancouver, Washington
Tropical BBQ Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 chicken leg quarters (8 ounces each), skin removed
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  1. With a sharp knife, cut leg quarters at the joints if desired; place in a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, orange juice, brown sugar, vinegar, oil, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and pepper; pour over chicken.
  2. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 3-4 hours.
  3. Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm.
  4. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer 1/2 cup to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Return to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve with chicken. If desired, top with additional fresh parsley.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 301 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 601mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein.