Barbecued Picnic Chicken
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Grill: 45 min.
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon celery seed
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 dashes hot pepper sauce
- 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3-1/2 to 4 pounds each), cut up
- In a large saucepan, saute garlic in butter until tender. Add the next 8 ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; set aside.
- On a lightly greased grill rack, grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Baste with sauce. Grill 15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reaches 170°, basting and turning several times.
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Nutrition Facts1 piece: 296 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 761mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.
Jun 11, 2020
This is a great sauce! I cut the recipe in half, only grilled two leg quarters. I made one minor change, I was out of brown sugar so I used two tablespoons of sugar free syrup. I read somewhere a while ago that syrup is a good substitute, I agree. Will make this sauce a lot. Might try it on ribs.
Apr 7, 2020
Excellent! I add mango juice, preserves, etc.
Jun 16, 2018
I’ve been making this recipe since I first saw it in 1999 Taste of Home annual recipes cookbook. It is a family favorite as it is easy to put together and very flavorable. Works well on bbq and in oven!
Jun 10, 2018
I don't have a grill, so I just baked in the oven. The only chicken I had were tenders. Family loved them. I put foil in a pan and placed the chicken tenders on the foil. I spread sauce over them and baked. Clean up was a breeze. Just tossed the foil.
Jun 6, 2018
made this tonight on chicken thighs was perfect used sirracha chili sauce ( we like hot) came out perfect tenderwill make again and again made in oven thanks!!
Jun 5, 2018
Gayla, we happened to make this last eve for a family get-together meal. I made as written (well I used one cut-up hen and 3lbs bone-in skin on thigh meat) and it was cooked great - some charred skin but meat stlill juicy ! I was really pleased as I wasn’t born to BBQ and have had disappointing chicken before! Also I checked temperature and was still climbing when it hit 170.We all enjoyed this! Only comment was to have additional sauce as this amount was perfect for how I basted but teen daughter would have liked a little extra to put on at table .(And normally she moans if chicken is not boneless,skinless breast!) I also appreciated this about this recipe cos sometimes I seem to have scads of sauce over with other recipes!I would encourage you to try this and hope you have same great results!!Thanks for sharing, Priscilla.
Jun 5, 2018
Is the cooking time long enough for bone-in chicken? On a medium heat, I think my chicken would be well done on the outside, and rare in the middle. Thoughts?
May 29, 2018
My family loved the flavors of this BBQ sauce. Just the right amount of heat!
May 29, 2018
Everyone enjoyed this chicken. The ladies were surprised I made the BBQ sauce from scratch. Very good.
Aug 11, 2017
This was a pretty good sauce. The wife didn't really care for it, but I liked it. Quick and easy to make. Used it on boneless chicken breasts.