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Saucy barbecued chicken


My aunt was affectionately called "The Barbecue Queen". As the aroma of her grilled chicken filled the air, folks in town would stop by just to sample her scrumptious food.

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  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup cola
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup steak sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds) cut up


Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 65mins
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Step 1

In a large saucepan, combine the first 15 ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring frequently.
Set aside 1 cup for basting. Store remaining sauce in the refrigerator for another use.
Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Baste with marinade; grill 5-10 minutes longer or until juices run clear, turning and basting frequently with marinade. Yield: 4 servings.


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