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Lemon-Garlic Chicken with Blond BBQ Sauce

Lemon-Garlic Chicken with Blond BBQ Sauce

Cooking Light APRIL 1997

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 301
  • Calories from fat: 35%
  • Fat: 11.7g
  • Saturated fat: 3.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbohydrate: 20.3g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Iron: 1.9mg
  • Sodium: 1222mg
  • Calcium: 106mg