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    Melt-In-Your-Mouth Barbecued Chicken

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    Sharon123's Note:

    This recipe won $10,000 in the Southern Living 2003 Cookoff contest in the Simple & Scrumptious Entrées. This is fall off the bone good!

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    1. 1
      Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs, and sauté 3 minutes on each side.
    2. 2
      Combine fruit juices in a large bowl. Stir cornstarch and 1 tablespoon juice mixture together until smooth; set aside.
    3. 3
      Stir soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, vinegar, ketchup, red pepper and garlic into remaining juice mixture; pour over chicken. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes, turning chicken after 20 minutes. If using boneless chicken, cooking time will only take about 25 minutes.
    4. 4
      Uncover chicken, and stir in cornstarch mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.
    5. 5
      Spoon warm rice onto a serving platter, top with chicken and sauce. Sprinkle with green onions.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 04, 2009


      Southern Living knows how to pick a winner - know I picked one with this recipe! Cut the recipe back for two - followed through as posted. Love this combination - so like the kind favoured here on the prairies. How good - it's on for our next gathering.Also thinking to slicing and threading chicken breast onto skewers, with that sauce it will make one wow of a starter or appetizer for our summer cookouts. Thank you Sharon. Made for the Auz/NZ August swap.

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    • on August 03, 2013


      I scaled back for 2 but my deli girl had a wee counting problem I asked for 4 thighs but ended up with 5 and then after I made up the sauce mix I realized I used a 1/3 cup measure instead of a 1/4 cup but it still turned out great and all cooked up in less than 30 minutes and with cooked rice reheated in the microwave was a quick and easy and very enjoyable meal, thank you Sharon123, made for Name That Ingredient tag game.

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    • on March 20, 2009


      I made this for dinner last night and although it does have a small hint of barbecue, it tasted more chinese to me. I served it over vegetable fried rice and it was pretty good! Cooking it in the sauce, really soaked into the chicken and gave it great flavor. It was just a touch tangy for me. Probably because I was thinking of it being more barbecue than it was, but it was still good and Im sure I will make it again sometime.

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    Nutritional Facts for Melt-In-Your-Mouth Barbecued Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (414 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 541.6
    Calories from Fat 95
    Total Fat 10.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.8 g
    Cholesterol 68.0 mg
    Sodium 1543.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 86.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 26.7 g
    Protein 23.8 g

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