Barbecued Chicken (President Nixon's)

Total Time
5hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs

My mother had this recipe in a VERY old cookbook. It was President Nixon's favorite recipe for chicken I think, hence the name. I make this especially when we have outdoor parties, when I can grill. I made it for my daughter's birthday party, and by the time I got around to eating, the chicken was gone!!! Everyone loves this tasty barbecued chicken! A little salty if you add all it calls for, so you might want to add less. Or you could use garlic powder rather than garlic salt. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt margarine in saucepan.
  2. Stir in lemon juice, garlic salt, oregano and paprika.
  3. Put pieces of chicken in tupperware or dishes to marinate in, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour marinade over the chicken and cover it.
  5. Marinate for at least 4 hours (I do mine overnight), turning over occasionally.
  6. Place on grill above hot coals.
  7. Cook until tender, occasionally turning and brushing with marinade.
  8. Allow 45-75 minutes total cooking time, depending on size of chicken and distance from the coals.
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Excellent!! About an hour and a half on the rotisserie and my family said it was the best chicken they'd ever tasted. Thank you, TweetysCookin.

Gadget_Queen July 08, 2006