Sweet Barbecue Chicken

BECKY LUIGART-STAYNER

Make a sweet barbecue sauce for grilled chicken leg quarters by adding brown sugar and frozen apple juice concentrate to your favorite bottled barbecue sauce, and spice it up with just a sprinkle of red pepper and chili powder.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 chicken leg quarter)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 212
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 6.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 18.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 17.7g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 378mg
  • Calcium: 30mg

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (6-ounce) can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted
  • 12 small chicken leg quarters (about 5 1/4 pounds), skinned
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  2. Prepare grill or broiler. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place on a grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Cook 10 minutes on each side. Brush chicken with sauce, and cook an additional 15 minutes or until chicken is done, turning and basting frequently.
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