Owen's BBQ Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Owen's BBQ Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Owen's BBQ Chicken

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"This chicken is great served with baked potatoes and a salad. Perfect for a BBQ party! Garnish with fresh parsley or coriander leaves."

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until onion is tender. Then add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and water. Mix together well and season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Set aside, covered, and let cool.
  2. Place chicken in a shallow, nonporous dish and pour sauce over chicken, reserving some sauce in a separate container for basting. Cover chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour, or overnight. Cover reserved sauce, if any, and keep in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium high heat and lightly oil grate.
  4. Grill chicken over medium high heat for 8 to 12 minutes per side, basting occasionally with the sauce, if any, until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 14, 2009

DELISH!!!!!!!!!!!! I actually baked the chicken in this recipe. The chicken was so juicy and awesome. I got rave reviews and absolutely no chicken left over!!!Thank you!!! This sauce was sooooo yummy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 29, 2008

I had high hopes for this recipe. It seemed like it would be a nice tasting bbq plus it was given 4 stars. I was very dissapointed in the recipe. My husband and I thought it tasted nothing like real bbq. I followed everything to the T too. We're from Texas so we know our bbq. I dont think I will be cooking this again.

Jun 03, 2008

SOOO GOOD! I let it marinate for 2 nights! It was sooo tasty. I doubled the sauce after reading reviews about how good the sauce was. I wanted to make sure i had plenty of extra sauce for basting and dipping and boy am i glad i did! The only thing i will do differently next time (and YES there will be a next time) is removing the skin(which i almost ALWAYS do but didnt do in this recipe.) I found that the skin burned way to fast during grilling-set at Med.

Jan 25, 2004

Great sauce! I used less onion, white sugar, red wine vinegar and omitted the salt & pepper. I used it on BBQ chicken legs. I can't wait to try it on ribs and even double the recipe and put it over meatballs. Thanks.

Jul 26, 2010

This was a really great chicken marinade. I used 1 pound of bonless chicken breasts and didn't use any water as I didn't was to dilute the marinade. I used chili sauce instead of ketchup and put everything into a ziploc bag. I let it marinate in the fridge for 6 hours and next time I will let it marinate overnight for optimum results. Overall, it was very good. The chicken came out very moist and flavorful.

Jul 17, 2009

Pretty good GRILLED chicken. A few changes, such as cook onion until nearly done then add garlic (otherwise it will almost always burn before the onions are done!), add 1T liquid smoke after simmering. I also added 2T honey and a few grinds of chipolte pepper flakes for a bit of spark. We also BBQ (indirect heat method with a packet of hickory chips), not grilled, our chicken (whole split) after giving it a good browning on the grill. We let ours cook until done - a little over 2.5 hours basting every 15 min near the end. Double or Triple the sauce recipe if you like extra for dipping/basting. As written, this is really a pretty good family style sauce and recipe! I'll make it again for sure!

Jan 25, 2004

YUMMMYYYYYY,a very zippy recipe

Jan 27, 2009

My husband is constantly asking for this (at least once a week). I don't put in the water so that it's more saucy and less soupy, and then I double the recipe to make up for it. I also bake the chicken instead of grilling it and it is still very good. When I'm lazy, I don't put in the garlic or the onions and just mix the sauce in a bowl cold. It's not quite as good, but still pretty good.


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  • Calories
  • 745 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 277 mg
  • 92%
  • Fat
  • 46.1 g
  • 71%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 61.6 g
  • 123%
  • Sodium
  • 735 mg
  • 29%

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

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