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Contest-Winning Barbecued Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Grill: 40 min.

Makes

8 servings

When our neighborhood has a cookout, I always take along this chicken and watch it quickly disappear! My family loves this recipe because of the zesty seasoning blend and no-fuss barbecue sauce. —Linda Scott, Hahira, Georgia
Contest-Winning Barbecued Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3 to 4 pounds each), cut up
  • SPICE RUB:
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons salt or salt substitute
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional

Directions

  1. Pat chicken pieces dry. In a small bowl, mix spice rub ingredients; reserve 1 tablespoon spice rub for sauce. Rub remaining spice rub on all sides of chicken.
  2. Grill chicken, uncovered, over medium heat 20 minutes, skin side down. Meanwhile, combine all sauce ingredients; stir in reserved spice rub. Turn chicken; grill 20-30 minutes longer or until juices run clear, basting frequently with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

7 ounces cooked chicken (calculated without Liquid Smoke): 471 calories, 21g fat (6g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 2062mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 42g protein.

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