Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

Super easy recipe. If only candles came with the scent this gives off while cooking! If you're a cayenne wimp like myself, you might consider cutting down on the already small but powerful quantity or omitting it altogether. But maybe you authentic Texans want it even spicier! For deeper flavor, marinate for a minimum of 4 hours before cooking. From

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (175°C).
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a single layer in a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, paprika, salt, dry mustard, chili powder, vinegar, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, vegetable juice cocktail, ketchup, water and garlic. Pour the sauce evenly over the chicken breasts.
  3. Bake uncovered, for 35 minutes in the preheated oven.
  4. Remove chicken breasts, shred with a fork (or not), and return to the sauce.
  5. Bake in the oven for an additional 10 minutes so the chicken can soak up more flavor.
  6. Serve on a bed of rice with freshly ground black pepper.


Most Helpful

Made a very easy and fairly healthy dinner served over brown rice. I marinated the chicken all day, then baked at dinner time. Shredding the chicken was the most time consuming part. Like another reviewer mentioned, it does have a lot of tomato flavor. Not traditional Texas BBQ, but who cares, my whole family enjoyed it. Thanks for staring the recipe!

LonghornMama January 08, 2014

Great recipe!!! I made this last night for dinner. It was a little to tomato tasting for my family. I thought it was awesome and even better the next day. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Capncrunch November 24, 2008

This is an excellent... EXCELLENT recipe!!! I didn't think it was too, too spicy. I think it depends what tomato cocktail juice you choose. My children didn't have a problem with it, but if I was just making this for my husband, I would add more cayenne. Thanks for posting!

Che~Sara` October 23, 2007

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