Let yourself fall under the spell of this Southern-style, sweet barbecue sauce.

  • 5 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 ½ pounds chicken (breast drumsticks), skinless
  1. Combine all ingredients except chicken in saucepan.
  2. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Wash chicken and pat dry. Place in a 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 the juices.
  6. Remove from broiler and add remaining sauce to chicken. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

6 Servings | 176 calories| Total fat 4g | Cholesterol 81mg | Sodium 199mg | Protein 27g | Carbohydrates 7g

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