Zesty & Sweet Barbecued Picnic Chicken

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a wonderful grilled chicken recipe submitted by Priscilla Weaver in the Taste of Home's Grilling Recipe Collection cookbook. This chicken is so moist and juicy and the sauce is a great combination of zesty and sweet!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan saute the garlic in butter until tender.
  2. Add the next eight ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  5. Grill the chicken, covered, over medium heat for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
  6. Baste with sauce.
  7. Grill 15 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees for breast meat quarters or 180 degrees for leg quarters, basting and turning several times.


Most Helpful

This sauce rocked! I had to make another batch to satisfy the crowd. I made as directed using Heinz Chili Sauce and Tobasco as the hot pepper sauce. I found the longer this sauce sits the better it gets. Thanks for the recipe KC!

Slim PA September 11, 2008

This chicken was really good, and had a great sauce. Thanks for an easy recipe!

Midwest Maven August 09, 2008

This really hit the spot tonight. The sauce was addictive and the chicken was finger-lickin' gooood. Wouldn't change a thing. I recommend serving extra sauce for dipping.

sugarpea June 13, 2005

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