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Tropical BBQ Chicken Recipe

Tropical BBQ Chicken Recipe

"This is my favorite slow cooker recipe," remarks Yvonne McKim of Vancouver, Washington. The delicious, slightly spicy sauce will win you over, too!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:2 servings


  • 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 for 3-4 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 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. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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nicole-in-michigan User ID: 6719927 182343
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"Absolutely awful. The vinegar especially killed the flavor. We would never recommend this."

Lauraanddiva User ID: 6498235 113994
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"For all you people having trouble taking the skin off chicken pieces - just use a paper towel - magic!"

Katielabonte User ID: 4997099 210707
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"Very good recipe. I found after 2 hours in the slow cooker the sauce disappeared. Next time I make this recipe I will double the sauce. Thanks for sharing!!!"

summer888 User ID: 4210811 163473
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"We loved this one! The recipe makes plenty of sauce. Dried parsley worked just fine. This was so tender that the meat was just falling off the bones after 5 hours of cooking on low. The only downside was that I'm new to having to skin things it took me 35 minutes to skin and trim the chicken. Next time I'll just buy skinless. This would be easy to use to make pulled sandwiches."

ladyread User ID: 1366420 183899
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"I made this with prok ribs and since I did not have orange juice I used pineapple juice and I use 2 cloves of minced garlic instead of garlic salt...the results were YUMMY. This recipe could be used with chicken, pork or beef short ribs. It is wonderful."

byecyah User ID: 3344146 122880
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2009

"tropical bbq chicken was very good! easy to prepare. I purchased boneless/skinless chicken for this recipe which made it even easier to prepare! 4.5 stars from me! Barb S/Wisconsin Rapids WI"

Amanda_K User ID: 1070685 179938
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009

"We liked it overall-- 3 out of 5 stars. Skinning the chicken was a hassle."

camadodge User ID: 2464788 181360
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2009


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