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Hoisin Barbecued Chicken

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 drumstick, 1 thigh, and about 1 tablespoon sauce)
Hoisin sauce forms the base of this simple barbecue sauce seasoned with garlic. The Cantonese are particularly fond of using it with barbecued chicken, duck, and pork.

Ingredients

  • Barbecue sauce:
  • 2/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine or sake
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Remaining ingredients:
  • 8 chicken drumsticks, skinned and trimmed (about 2 pounds)
  • 8 chicken thighs, skinned and trimmed (about 2 pounds)
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 241
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 6.1 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 1.8 g
  • protein 26.6 g
  • carbohydrate 17.8 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 97 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 727 mg
  • calcium 26 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare barbecue sauce, combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Place 3/4 cup sauce in a large bowl; cover and chill remaining barbecue sauce.

  2. Add chicken to barbecue sauce in large bowl; toss to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.

  3. Preheat oven to 375°.

  4. Remove chicken from bowl; reserve marinade. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Turn chicken; baste with reserved marinade. Bake an additional 20 minutes or until done. Discard marinade.

  5. Bring remaining 3/4 cup barbecue sauce to a boil in a small saucepan; reduce heat, and cook until slightly thick and reduced to about 1/2 cup (about 5 minutes). Drizzle chicken with sauce.