• Cooking Time: 25
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 15



  • Chicken:
  • 1 (3 1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups bottled sauce or Easy BBQ Sauce (recipe follows)
  • BBQ Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 to 1 teaspoon hot sauce, (recommended: Tabasco)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped scallions (white and light green parts)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  • Chicken:
  • Prepare a medium-hot grill or preheat the broiler. If using the broiler, line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Put the chicken on the grill or, if broiling, put it on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Grill or broil, 4 inches from the heat, turning once, for 10 minutes per side.
  • Put 1/2 of the BBQ sauce in a small bowl, for drizzling and serving. Reserve.
  • Baste the chicken with the remaining sauce and grill or broil for 5 minutes more.
  • Transfer the chicken to a serving platter, drizzle with some of the reserved sauce, and serve with lime wedges and the remaining reserved sauce.
  • Sauce:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, onion, mustard, hot sauce, and black pepper.
  • Stir in the scallions, lime zest, and lime juice.
  • Can be covered and refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Categories: Barbecue  Dinner  Poultry 

Author Credit: Paula Deen

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