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Amish Baked Chicken Barbecue

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Serves 8 servings | Prep Time about 15 minutes | Cook Time 120 minutes


2 3-lb. whole chickens
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 tsp. salt
juice of 1/4 lemon*
1 onion, diced**

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a saucepan, combine all ingredients except chicken; bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Spoon sauce over chickens in a 9 X 13-inch baking dish; add 1/3 cup of water.

Bake uncovered for 2 hours, basting occasionally.

Variation: Omit onion; add 1/2 tsp. paprika and 1/4 tsp. hickory smoke seasoning to sauce.

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This recipe is from 'Delicious Amish Recipes', by Phyllis Pellman Good.

*I used 1/4 cup of bottled lemon juice.

**I substituted 2 tsp. of onion powder, because I didn't have any onion.

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