Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken

Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken RECIPE

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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 177.2
  • Total Fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.2 mg
  • Sodium: 275.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 11.2 g

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Introduction

Removing the chicken fat and skin and adding no salt to the tasty sauce makes this chicken favorite heart-healthy. Removing the chicken fat and skin and adding no salt to the tasty sauce makes this chicken favorite heart-healthy.

Ingredients

    • 3 lb. chicken parts (breast, drumstick, and thigh), skin and fat removed
    • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
    • 3 tablespoon vinegar
    • 3 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
    • black pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon hot pepper flakes
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 cup chicken stock or broth, skim fat from top

Directions

1. Place chicken in a 13x9x2" pan. Arrange onions over the top.



2. Mix together vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, pepper, hot pepper flakes, chili powder, and stock.



3. Pour over the chicken and bake at 350 F for 1 hour or until done.



4. Baste occasionally.



Yield: 8 servings--Serving Size: One chicken part with sauce

TAGS:  Poultry |

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Good, but I prefer a 'sauce' that sticks to the meat and not a liquid. Maybe I will try tomato paste next time and add a bit of garlic. - 4/23/09


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    Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used boneless chicken breasts without the skin. The sauce added a nice bbq flavor and kept the meat moist. Even Texas bbqing husband gave this one a thumbs up. - 5/10/09


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    Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this for supper tonight and it was very good. I used boneless, skinless chicken breast and used Dr. Pepper instead of chicken broth. My husband and I both liked it. I like the fact it wasn't a sauce but more of a marinade. - 5/18/09


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    Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! I did sub garlic for onions, and added a little bit of tomato sauce. I can't wait to have the leftovers tomorrow. - 2/22/09


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    Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good....had it over brown rice... - 2/14/11


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband really enjoyed this. It was spicy and full of unexpected flavor (in a good way). I am adding this to the rotation. - 6/18/09


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I both really like this. Sweet and spicy!! - 5/12/09


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was good but I used chicken wings (which came out GREAT) and chicken tenderloins (which came out dry). I am one who likes the thick bbq sauce but this was good too. - 4/6/09


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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious and moist. The whole family enjoyed although my daugher found it a little too spicy for her liking. My son doesn't care for real bbq sauce that sticks to the meat, so this thin liquid was perfect to season the meat, yet leave the chicken with no sticky sauce. - 4/6/09


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good, I added the tomato paste. - 3/5/09


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! I left out the pepper flakes ( I was out) so I used paprika instead. I got my chicken on sale and only used thighs. Nice change from breast meat. - 3/1/09


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delish! Has a nice spice to it. Liked it alot! - 2/23/09


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this recipe last night. Good flavor, easy to make. However, the barbeque part was disappointing as there was no true "sauce" to it, only liquid. I think i will try it next time with half the pepper flakes and maybe a can of tomatoe paste like some have suggested. - 2/23/09


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    made it without the pepper...still great - 2/19/09


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    YUMMMMM-MY!!! I didn't add the red pepper flakes (too hot for the kids). I served with a side of asparagus. Loved it! It's a keeper. - 2/19/09


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made this several times with skinless, boneless thighs and it's very good! I cut back on the red pepper flakes for the kids though. Tasty! Plus I bakes potatoes or sweet potatoes in the oven with them and all you need is a nice salad and you have dinner. - 2/19/09


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used boneless chicken breasts. Very good. - 2/19/09


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love chicken! It can be made so many different ways & this is a very delicious recipe. - 2/19/09


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Everyone in my family liked it. We'll probably cut down a little on the red peppers for the kids, but otherwise it was very good. - 10/4/08


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful and easy to make for the whole family. - 9/1/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have a family of picky eaters. Everyone loved this. I will make this more often. Thanks for the great recipe. - 8/29/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious, even my husband liked it. Easy to make - 8/28/08


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I left out the red pepper flakes...it needed something. Maybe the catsup that someone else added would be a good addition. I will try it again with catsup and see. Maybe add some bell peppers along with the onions also. - 8/28/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added a small amount of ketchup and will definitely make again! - 8/26/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy and easy to make. - 8/23/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really liked how easy this was to make. I would watch the time. I used chicken breast and it was a little dry. The spices were great! - 7/12/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I liked this recipe. I ran out of worcestershire sauce and used steak sauce instead. Will make it again with the worc sauce. I also used bone-in chicken breast. Nice spicy kick to it. - 4/15/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was good and will be fixed again. I did not include the hot pepper flakes to keep it from being too hot for a toddler. I added 1 tbsp honey and that made a great sweet and spicy chicken. Next time I am going to saute the onion before placing it with the chicken. - 4/4/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I shredded the leftover chicken and added the sauce - will eat it plain or make sandwiches. - 3/30/08


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this with 3lbs of chicken breast and substituted onions for minced garlic. It turned out pretty tasty. - 3/22/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome, would make it again - 3/18/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Our family LOVED this recipe. I thickened the sauce after the hour cooking and then put the cooked chicken on the grill over coals and coated them with the barbecue sauce until it caramelized. It was outstanding. - 3/13/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I ommited the hot pepper flakes but will use them next time. Im going to use a little less vinegar next time. - 3/11/08


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    O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this with boneless chicken breasts. As it was cooking it smelled wonderful. However, my family thought it was too spicy. - 3/10/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Make this!! It's so good! - 3/7/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY!! We doubled the recipe and had dinner for 2 nights - great even as a leftover - THANKS for sharing!! - 3/5/08


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight, and I LOVE it. Just the right amount of sweet and spice. I dont even like onions, but they were delicious with the sauce. I have a feeling this will make this again in less than a week! TRY IT! - 2/28/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!!!! I made this recipe with 2lbs of chicken breast - no bones/skin. VERY GOOD! No suggestions for improvement! - 2/28/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The second time was even better than the first - 2/25/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing!! I was afraid it would be too spicy, but since we like spicy stuff, I left the spices as posted and I am SO glad I did!! Perfect spice for my family. I used boneless skinless breasts and it worked out so well...we will definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing! - 2/24/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delish!!! Did take the advice and lessened spice by about half and still was plenty spicy. Thickened sauce on stovetop after cooking chicken with cornstarch - this was soooooo good! - 2/21/08


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was good, but I agree that the sauce was way to thin. I love spice but it really was too much. I'm not sure I would try it again. - 2/20/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This dish was very moist and tender. The spices were great and the onions gave it great flavor. I'm not an onion lover but this dish was really great! I did reduce the hot pepper flakes to 1 tsp. as my daughter doesn't like things too spicy. - 2/20/08


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    O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tasted the spicy side of the recipe but the barbecued part I didnt get. It had a nice overall taste but I was dissapointed that the sauce was really watery and not thick. I would probably cut the wet ingredients (broth)in half next time and add some tomato paste to thicken it up. - 2/19/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My daughter and I liked this very much. My husband and another daughter didn't like it very much, but I made it with chicken breast, and neither are fond of chicken breast. Next time, I would cut the amount of red pepper flakes and I wish the juice had thickened to make a more traditional BBQ sauce. - 2/19/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy, didn't like how watery it was though. Perhaps some tomatoe paste would thicken it a little bit. But very good nonetheless. I only used 1/2 the amount of chili pepper flakes. I love spicy food and was very glad I had not used the full amount at this was more than hot enough! - 2/19/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a surprise as to how good it is. I really love my homemade really bad for you BBQ sauce, but for a lighter version this is great. I did cut back on the spice and seasoned the chicken with a little Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic and some of their Seasoning Salt, also a dusting of paprika - 2/19/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved it!!! It was a very easy dish to prepare and a lot sweeter to the taste than I expected!!!! Loved it!!!! - 2/19/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it, very tasty and moist. but I did cut back on the spices alittle due to my acid reflux. Turned out delisious, everyone loved it and keeps asking me to make it again. - 2/19/08


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am excited to make this! I love spicy food. Thanks for sharing. - 2/19/08


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed this very much - 2/19/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used skinless boneless chicken thighs and cut the red pepper flakes and chili powder down to 1 tsp each. Meat was really tender and super tasty. My family totally approved of this recipe. And they usually hate diet food. - 9/17/07


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good and easy to make. I'm cooking for one, so I converted all the Tablespoons to teaspoons, cut the liquid in half and cooked it with two chicken breasts. After reading all the posts about it being too hot, I cut the red pepper in half, and it was fine and barely hot. - 8/24/07


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Warning to the weak, this is very spicy, but still awesome! After cooking this I deboned the chicken and it really became soup with all the leftover liquid, so I served it in a soup bowl and topped it with a dollop of light sour cream to cut the spice and it was magnificent! - 8/22/07


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was surprised at how tender this chicken turned out. Very good. - 8/1/07


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very yummy indeed - will make again - a bit spicy so we may reduce the chilli next time but still yum...... - 4/17/07


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful! I have made this 4 times in the last 2 months! I did try to double the recipe one time and do not recommend doubling those spices! Way too hot! I've used it on minute steaks and also on turkey filets. It has just enough of a kick to make the mouth want a little more! Yummy! - 3/26/07


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was good, but too spicy for me, so the second time I made it, I cut the hot pepper flakes and chili powder in half. It was fabulous! - 3/22/07


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made this twice. wonderful recipe, very easy, great taste. - 3/19/07


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was good. I substituted low sodium fat free chicken broth. - 3/17/07


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was was very good. I also used boneless skinless chicken breats, makes it quick and easy. I added a cup of ketchup and some Garlic Powder. This is similar to the Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Roast recipe on Spark which is also very good! - 3/16/07


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it Hubby said it was great so into the favorites it goes :) - 3/15/07


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was alright. My husband didn't like it at all. Maybe I made it wrong because everyone else seems to like it. - 3/13/07


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed this! - 3/13/07


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!!! I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and it worked great. I have one very picky eater and even he loved it. It is very spicy but you can always reduce the ammount of red pepper flakes if you'd like a milder version. Give it a try! - 3/10/07


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and everyone loved it even my kids! The juice was so good that my husband and mom got bowls and drank it. I will definitely make this again. - 3/7/07


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    Nice - 6/16/20


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    delicious flavor - 6/16/20


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    thanks - 5/24/20


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    Great recipe do not like Worcestershire sauce so used a home made BBQ sauce instead. - 1/27/20


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    Very Good
    Great recipe - 7/29/19


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    Really good! - 5/7/19


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    Incredible!
    This was really good. - 8/29/18


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    Incredible!
    Delicious! - 7/18/18


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    Incredible!
    Really nice very watery tho. I would recommend for next time to crush a chicken stock cube in a small bit if water and mix to the rest will still be thin but will marinate better to the chicken. I used boneless skinless thighs. Will make again even my son loved it - 7/3/17


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    tasty - 4/9/16


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    Very Good
    Nice combination of flavours. I used it as a marinade and barbecued the chicken. I like that this is a thinner sauce, since it adds flavour without adding a lot of calories. - 5/27/15


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    Very Good
    I made this tonight and I used apple cidar vingar and I also use a tbsp of cornstarch stir in because I like my sauce a little thicker. I made brown rice and stir fry green beans to go with it. I really enjoy the meal. It all came out to be less then 400 for the whole meal.
    - 1/30/14


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    Incredible!
    I tried this last night --> it was fantastic! Thanks for sharing. - 12/8/13


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    O.K.
    This was okay. I prefer a thicker sauce; this turned out rather watery for my taste. The flavor was pretty good though. - 2/5/13


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    This is one of the first recipes that actually caught my eye. Wow. - 2/1/13


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    Good
    This was ok. - 3/4/12


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    Very Good
    Super easy to make!! - 3/26/11


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    Incredible!
    i made this with tomato soup and added garlic powder (1 tbsp) then doubled the crushed red pepper and used cayenne pepper instead of chile powder. all the other ingredients and directions are the same. my wife loves spicy food but this was at her threshold and was fine for me. - 3/19/11


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    Very Good
    Left out the hot pepper flakes but it still turned out great. - 3/1/11


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    Incredible!
    This was awesome. My husband and I couldn't quit eating this. I did add tomato sauce and garlic, also used red chili pepper flakes and hot shot and it wasn't hot at all, just made it have a little kick. Will be making it again. - 2/19/11


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    Very Good
    On a scale from 1-10, i gave it a 7 my man gave it a 6. enjoyed it! made it with creamy garlic mashed potatoes - 2/18/11


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    Incredible!
    Another good base recipe. I minced the onion, added to sauce along w/ minced garlic and 1/2 cup strong black tea. Omitted pepper flakes. After baking, removed chicken, wisked in i can tomato paste, returned chicken to pan, baked until thickened. Wonderful! Super tender. - 2/16/11


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    Incredible!
    This chicken was easy to make and it was abolutely delicious. My family really enjoyed this meal and I tweaked it by lowering the Worcestershire sauce in half. I will make this again. - 2/16/11


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    Incredible!
    I made this and it was delicious. I did not use the stock but added a spoonful of lemon juice. My husband really enjoyed it and took the last piece. - 2/16/11


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    Very Good
    Very Good, made with chicken breast, onions tasted like the were picked. Hubby didn't know they were onions until I told him. - 2/16/11


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    for the ones who said the sauce was runny try adding in a tsp or a little more of corn strach when you mix it up. It will thicken as it cooks and no calories added. - 2/15/11


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    Incredible!
    Sounds really good to me! - 2/14/11


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    This sounds good. I will try it soon. - 2/14/11


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    you can make this even in the winter and do not have a grill . stovetop . great . taste bbq. taste good any time . enjoy . - 2/14/11


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    Incredible!
    i've been looking for a new recipe that belies it's ease of prep..BY GEORGE...I THINK I'VE FOUND IT! - 2/14/11


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    The nutrition breakdown claims this has 0 grams of sugar but the recipe has 2 Tbls brown sugar in it??? - 2/14/11


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    Very Good
    Tastes good---- - 2/14/11


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    Sound good think I'll use splenda brown sugar. - 2/14/11


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    Looks great, I cannot wait to make it. Thanks. - 2/14/11