Sweet Barbecue Broiled or Grilled Chicken

"This chicken is absolutely delicious, it can also be made on the grill or in the oven broiler, just remember to keep basting with sauce while cooking. For the sauce, you can saute 1 onion and 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic in a couple tablespoon butter for about 3-4 minutes before adding in the other ingredients if desired."
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  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a saucepan; cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Prepare the grill or oven broiler.
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Place on grill or a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Cook 15 minutes on each side (or until cooked).
  • Brush chicken with sauce, and cook an additional 15 minutes, or until chicken is done, turning and basting occasionally.

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  1. I cooked chicken on the grill and this sauce made it extra special! We loved the flavor of the sauce and it was finger licking good!
  2. Very Very Good! My Fam loves it!! I have made this 3x now and it just keeps getting better. I do exclude the red pepper flakes because I have a 6 and 4 yr old who can not stand the heat at their age. I use chicken thighs (bnlss, skinlss) Thank you Kittencal!
  3. I really enjoyed this sauce, and the next time I make it, I will add the onion and garlic. I baked chicken tenders in the oven at a low temperature and used Cattlemen's bbq sauce and dark brown sugar to make the glaze. DH said the recipe was 4.5 stars, but with my 5 stars, I'd give this a 5.
  4. WOW!! This was simply the BEST barbeque sauce giving Tony Roma a real run for their money on their barbeque sauce!! I doubled the recipe as we were having the 4th of July celebration at our home this year. I didn't have any apple juice concentrate, (can't find it here in this small city in Malaysia, so just didn't have it in the recipe.) We like spicy here so I used 1 tsp of of the ground red pepper AND threw in 1 tsp of paprika powder to boot! I used Heinz Hickory flavored bbq sauce and the darkest brown sugar I could find here as it has a very nice molasses taste to it. Everyone, including myself was pouring extra sauce all over our bbq chicken!! What a delight for my tastebuds!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. Can't wait to try it with the apple juice if and when I can get some. May try just regular apple juice. Even without it this was just simply the BEST!!!
  5. I cut the recipe in half because i didnt have much chicken to make up and the other reviewers said they had extra sauce afterwards anyways. I used sweet baby rays hickory brown sugar BBQ sauce and just a couple sprinkles of cayenne pepper because i dont like things to be too spicy. I was questioning the apple juice but im glad that i gave this a try. You couldnt really taste apples outright but it was an underlying flavor in the dish. This wasnt too sweet either, was kinda of just in the middle of sweet and spicy which was great. Next time Ill cook the sauce for the whole 20 minutes like you said, but i was in a rush to get dinner on the table so it was probally more around 7. The sauce was alittle thin because of that but i just basted often and reserved some sauce to put on top of the finished chicken. Definatly a try again recipe that will stay in our rotation - next time ill remember to try adding the onion and garlic. Thanks kitten



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