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Easy After Work BBQ Chicken

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 15


  • 1 (3 1/2 lb) cut into 8 pieces chicken
  • 2 cups or easy BBQ sauce, ingredients below barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/4 to 1 teaspoon Paula Deen Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground, plus more to taste black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons white and light green parts, chopped scallions
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • to taste salt
  • cut into wedges, for servng lime


Prepare a medium-hot grill or preheat the broiler. If using the broiler, line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Put the chicken on the grill or, if broiling, put it on the prepared baking sheet. Grill or broil, 4 inches from the heat, turning once, for 10 minutes per side.

Put 1/2 of the BBQ sauce in a small bowl, for drizzling and serving. Reserve.

Baste the chicken with the remaining sauce and grill or broil for 5 minutes more. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter, drizzle with some of the reserved sauce, and serve with lime wedges and the remaining reserved sauce.

Easy BBQ Sauce:

In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, onion, mustard, hot sauce and black pepper. Stir in the scallions, lime zest and lime juice. Can be covered and refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Yield: 2 cups