Apple-Glazed Barbecued Chicken

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the apple juice concentrate, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, thyme and hot-pepper sauce.
  2. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until the sugar completely dissolves.
  3. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
  4. Place the chicken in a single layer in a 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
  5. Pour about half of the cooled ketchup mixture over the chicken, turning once to coat both sides.
  6. Cover and refrigerate both the chicken and the remaining ketchup mixture for 4 to 24 hours.
  7. Coat a grill rack with nonstick spray.
  8. Then light the grill according the manufacturer's directions.
  9. Check the temperature for grilling; the temperature should be medium-hot.
  10. Place the rack on the grill.
  11. Remove the chicken from the ketchup mixture; discard whatever ketchup mixture remains in the baking pan.
  12. Coat the chicken pieces with nonstick spray and brush them with some of the remaining ketchup mixture.
  13. Place the chicken on the rack and grill, uncovered, for 8 minutes.
  14. Turn the chicken over and brush with the remaining ketchup mixture.
  15. Grill for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
  16. Discard any remaining ketchup mixture.
  17. To broil the chicken instead of grilling it, coat the rack of a broiling pan with nonstick spray.
  18. Remove the chicken from the ketchup mixture; discard whatever ketchup mixture remains in the baking pan.
  19. Coat the chicken pieces with nonstick spray and brush them with some of the remaining ketchup mixture.
  20. Place the chicken on the rack.
  21. Broil 4 inches from the heat for 5 minutes.
  22. Turn the chicken over and brush again with the remaining ketchup mixture.
  23. Broil for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
  24. Discard any remaining ketchup mixture.