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Baked Barbecue Chicken—Spicy Southern Style

Published: August 8, 2009

For those rainy days when you’re craving some backyard barbecue, this oven-baked chicken recipe will satisfy those southern cravings.

Barbecue Chicken—Spicy Southern Style

Baked Barbecue Chicken—Spicy Southern Style

Baked Barbecued Chicken—Spicy Southern Style

(Makes 6 servings)

  • 5 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken (breasts, drumsticks), skinless

Combine all ingredients except chicken in saucepan. Simmer for 15 minutes. Wash chicken and pat dry. Place on large platter and brush with half of sauce mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour. Place chicken on baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and broil for 10 minutes on each side to seal in juices. Turn oven to 350 F and add remaining sauce to chicken. Cover chicken with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/2 breast or 2 small drumsticks
Calories: 176
Total fat: 4 g
Saturated fat: less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 81 mg
Sodium: 199 mg
Total fiber: 1 g
Protein: 27 g
Carbohydrates: 7 g
Potassium: 392 mg

Recipe from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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