Grilled Chicken with Salsa Barbecue Sauce Recipe -
Grilled Chicken with Salsa Barbecue Sauce Recipe
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Grilled Chicken with Salsa Barbecue Sauce

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"My brother-in-law helped develop this great way to fix grilled chicken."

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Original recipe makes 3 to 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine salsa, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, orange juice, vinegar, brown sugar, corn syrup, oregano, and oil. Simmer over low heat for 45 to 60 minutes.
  2. Remove sauce from heat, and add cilantro.
  3. Use sauce to baste chicken during the last 20 minutes of grilling, reserving about 1/2 cup of the sauce to baste the cooked pieces just before serving.
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Jan 25, 2004

This recipe OMITS the Time the chicken should be cooked, a fairly important point.

Aug 04, 2009

I had to tweak the sweet/sour ingredients a little bit til they were how I wanted them. I baked the chicken legs in the oven at 350f for about 40mins (they were pretty big, thick and meaty), basting every so often with the salsa sauce. Since I used a combination of salsa and picante sauce, they were too spicy for me, but Husband loved them. Served with a cucumber/corn salad, and sweet potato fries. Not bad at all. Thanks, Beverley!

Dec 21, 2009

I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil and added hot sauce as suggested in reviews, as well as a dash of red pepper flakes. Also baked instead of grilling and used chicken breast pieces. Loved it! The vinegar was pretty strong but I really enjoyed that. Will definitely make this again!

Jan 29, 2010

This recipe makes a great sauce. I didn't have a whole chicken, so I seared some chicken breast strips and then simmered them in the sauce until it thickened up a bit. I used this sauce to bake a whole trout also, and it was delicious. Both times I used half of the recipe. Thanks for this tasty and versatile recipe.

Aug 09, 2012

I did modify this to receive the degree of "thickness" I like in a BBQ sauce. While simmering it as is, it appeared too thin. I added some honey, ketchup and about a tablespoon of tomato paste. This turned out to be the best BBQ sauce I ever made!!! Sweet and tangy, thick and gooey. I loved it. This one is a keeper!


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  • Calories
  • 888 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.9 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 213 mg
  • 71%
  • Fat
  • 56.8 g
  • 87%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 54.4 g
  • 109%
  • Sodium
  • 635 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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