Memorial Day Best BBQ Chicken Ever! Recipe -
Memorial Day Best BBQ Chicken Ever! Recipe
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Memorial Day Best BBQ Chicken Ever!

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"This recipe is everything off the shelf, nothing too fancy, but wonderful and perfect for grilling. Marinate, or add sauce directly to the chicken. Send the kids to do the dishes and enjoy the evening!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    8 hrs 50 mins


  1. In a large bowl, blend the Worcestershire sauce, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, brown sugar, and ketchup. Place the chicken in the bowl, and coat thoroughly with the sauce mixture. Cover, and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil grate.
  3. Discard the marinade, and grill chicken 6 to 8 minutes per side on the prepared grill, or until no longer pink and juices run clear.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 28, 2009

I made this for Memorial Day and made four times the amount of marinade for some drumsticks, chicken thighs, and split chicken breasts. I used chili sauce instead of ketchup as many others did. Definitely marinate overnight and turn serveral times during the process to coat. I also used a homemade BBQ sauce during the grilling process and we didn't have much left at the end of the party!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 28, 2004

This was just plain tasting. My husband says the chicken would have been spicier if I had just used BBQ sauce. I used chili sauce instead of ketchup. I'm glad I did or else the tomato taste would have really ruined it. It's not bad but just not that good either. It would need some work to make it worthwhile.

Aug 13, 2009

This was a nice marinade. I would rate it a "4", but Mr. LTH deemed it a "5" and I always round up, so "5" it is! I poured the marinade over fresh BLSL chicken chunks, the froze & thawed when we were ready to grill camping. They were good, there was just a bit of a flavor that I didn't LOVE, but I can't pinpoint where it came from. Perhaps the ketchup? TY for a nice alternative chicken marinade, we do get tired of the same old same old!

Jun 01, 2010

This is a great recipe for kabobs alternated with pineapple chunks. I cut meat in 1" chunks and then marinated just over 24 hours.

May 17, 2010

I agree with the teaser line on this - nothing too fancy. It is a nice marinade - not too strong, but a nice flavor. It's perfect for when you want extra chicken for other uses in the week. Our plans changed, so I ended up baking these instead of grilling, and they were very good. I'm sure it would be even better when grilled. I'll make it again.

Apr 19, 2008

i used chipotle chili pepper in place of the cajun seasoning and it was fabulous!! we will be using this recipe for long time. my family loved it.

Apr 30, 2010

Marinated chicken a couple of days for maximum flavor absorption. Needed something more to make it a 5, but not exactly sure what.

Apr 12, 2010

Really great chicken. I marinated overnite and grilled for a few minutes on each side. Will be making again for sure.


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  • Calories
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 24.7 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 403 mg
  • 16%

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

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