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Lemon-Garlic Chicken with Blond BBQ Sauce

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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. Trim excess fat from chicken.

  2. 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.

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

  4. Preheat oven to 400°.

  5. 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.