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Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken

Recipe courtesy of USDA's

Serving Size
Serves 10 (½ breast or 2 small drumsticks)


  • 5 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 garlic clove (minced)
  • ⅛ teaspoon ginger (grated)
  • 1½ pound chicken (skinless breasts, drumsticks)


  1. Combine all ingredients except chicken in saucepan.
  2. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Place chicken on large platter and brush with half the sauce mixture.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  5. Place chicken on baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and broil for 10 minutes on each side to seal in juices.
  6. Remove from broiler and add remaining sauce to chicken. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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