Lemon Barbecue Chicken

Simple ingredients and easy instructions, a delicious dish.

PREP
25
Minutes
COOKING
1:15
Hrs:Min
MARINATE
12
Hrs:Min
SERVES
4
People

Ingredients

4 Sanderson Farms® Split Chicken Breasts

3 cups water

1½ teaspoons salt

1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons sugar

1/8 cup distilled white vinegar

6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1/2 Tablespoon grated fresh lemon zest

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

1½ teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 Tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

3/4 cup barbecue sauce

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon maple syrup

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Directions

1. Mix water, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, sugar and vinegar. Pour in sealable plastic bag. Add split chicken breasts to the mixture. Seal bag and refrigerate overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F.

3. Mix the butter, lemon zest, thyme, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and black pepper in a small bowl.

4. Remove chicken from water mixture and dry with paper towels.

5. Loosen the chicken skin by sliding your fingers gently between the breast skin and the meat beginning at the top of the breast down to the tips.

6. Rub half of the butter mixture evenly under the chicken skin on the meat and rub the other half on the outside of the chicken.

7. Place chicken in a roasting pan. Roast in preheated 350°F oven 40 minutes.

8. In the meantime, combine Worcestershire sauce, mustard, barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar and maple syrup in a 3-quart saucepan.

9. Bring the mixture to a boil then simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.

10. After roasting the chicken for 40 minutes, brush the chicken with the barbecue sauce mixture. Continue roasting brushing chicken with barbecue sauce every 10 minutes for 40-50 minutes or until chicken is to an internal temperature of 180°F.

NUTRITION FACTS

Calories

1220

Fat

65g

Saturated Fat

24g

Sodium

1940mg

Carbohydrate

43g

Sugars

37g

Protein

109g