Quartered Cafe-Style Barbecue Chicken

Quartered Cafe-style Barbecue Chicken

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Lynette !


I like this recipe in the hot summer months because most of the cooking is done inside instead of outside in the hot summer sun! I have the butcher at my grocery store quarter my chickens for me....he does it at no charge and just makes my prep time less and easier!


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10 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


  • 3
    2 1/2 pound broiler/fryers, quartered
  • 1 tsp
    pickling spice
  • 2 can(s)
    tomato sauce (15 ounce cans)
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground red pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1
    bay leaf

How to Make Quartered Cafe-Style Barbecue Chicken


  1. Place the chicken, skin side up, in 2 ungreased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dishes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes or until the chicken is lightly browned. Drain and set aside.
  2. Tie the pickling spices in a piece of cheesecloth. Combine the pickling spice bag, tomato sauce, and remaining ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove and discard the pickling spice bag and bay leaf. Reserve half of the sauce to serve with the chicken.
  3. Place the chicken, skin side up, on a grill rack. Brush the chicken with the remaining half of the sauce. Grill, covered, over medium-hot coals (350° to 400°) for 5 to 10 minutes on each side or until the chicken is done, basting occasionally. Serve the chicken with the reserved half of sauce.

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About Quartered Cafe-Style Barbecue Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Wheat Free
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom

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