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Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken

Let yourself fall under the spell of this Southern style, sweet barbecue sauce.

Recipe Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
10 minutes 1 hour 5 minutes 6 servings ½ breast or 2 small drumsticks


5 Tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp ketchup

2 tsp honey

1 tsp molasses

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

4 tsp white vinegar

¾ tsp cayenne pepper

⅛ tsp ground black pepper

¼ tsp onion powder

⅛ tsp grated ginger

2 cloves garlic, minced

8 pieces skinless chicken (4 breasts, 4 drumsticks)

Photograph of the completed recipe.
calories 176
Total fat 4 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 81 mg
Sodium 199 mg
Total fiber 1 g
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrates 7 g
Potassium 392 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Combine all ingredients except chicken in a saucepan. Simmer for 15 minutes.

  • 2
    Wash chicken and pat dry. Place it on a large platter, and brush with half the sauce mixture.

  • 3
    Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.

  • 4
    Place chicken on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, and broil for 10 minutes on each side to seal in juices.

  • 5
    Remove from oven and brush chicken pieces with remaining sauce. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 °F for 30 minutes.

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