Lemon-Garlic Chicken with Blond BBQ Sauce



4 servings (serving size: 1 drumstick, 1 thigh, and 2 tablespoons sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 301
Caloriesfromfat 35 %
Fat 11.7 g
Satfat 3.3 g
Monofat 3.4 g
Polyfat 2.7 g
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrate 20.3 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Sodium 1222 mg
Calcium 106 mg


4 chicken drumsticks (about 1 pound), skinned
4 chicken thighs (about 1 pound), skinned
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
3/4 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cooking spray
Lemon wedges (optional)


Trim excess fat from chicken.

Combine lemon juice, mustard, and garlic powder in a large bowl; reserve 2 tablespoons. Set aside. Add chicken to lemon juice mixture in large bowl, turning to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

Combine reserved 2 tablespoons lemon juice mixture, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, chili powder, and paprika. Cover and chill.

Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine breadcrumbs and cheese. Remove chicken from bowl. Discard marinade. Dredge chicken in breadcrumb mixture. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 45 minutes or until golden brown and chicken is done. Serve with sauce, and garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.