Healthy Recipe: Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken

We have a special healthy treat today from the National Institutes of Health: Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken. This recipe is lip smackin’ good and economical: only 36 cents per serving!

Here’s what you need to know to get cooking:


5 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon kétchup
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon molasses
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
4 teaspoons white vinegar
3⁄4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
2 garlic clove (minced)
1⁄8 teaspoon ginger (grated)
1 1⁄2 pound chicken (skinless breasts, drumsticks)

Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken

You’ll get:

Yield: 10 servings

Servings: 1/2 breast or 2 small drumsticks


1. Combine all ingredients except chicken in saucepan.

2. Simmer for 15 minutes.

3. Place chicken on large platter and brush with half the sauce mixture.

4. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.

5. Place chicken on baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and broil for 10 minutes on each side to seal in juices.

6. Remove from broiler and add remaining sauce to chicken. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


Per recipe: $3.64
Per serving: $0.36


US Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Heart Healthy Home Cooking: African American Style

Spicy Southern Barbecued Chicken

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