Thursday, October 22, 2009

BBQ Chicken Wings n' Legs

We love BBQ chicken and this recipe is so easy, that I love making it!

BBQ Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 1/2-pound chicken legs and/or wings
Spray crock pot with cooking spray. Mix everything but the chicken together in a large bowl or gallon size Ziploc bag. Place chicken pieces in bowl/bag and mix well to coat all the chicken pieces. Pour everything into the crock pot. Cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours.

**Because I like to have the BBQ marks on my chicken like it would have if done on the grill, I like to do this:

I keep out about 1/3 of the mixture and keep it in the refrigerator until I'm ready for it. I also take Reynold's wrap and pull off a couple long sheets. Going from the short end, I fold in half and then in half again and I continue folding until I have long 'ropes' of foil. I then put the foil in the bottom of the crockpot. You want the foil to look like a trivet, or like the burner from on top of your stove. Spray with cooking spray and place chicken on your 'burner'. This helps any condensation stay away from the chicken so that the sauce stays thicker. About 15 minutes before serving, get the 1/3 of mixture out of the refrigerator and pull chicken out of crock pot. Heat your grill (inside grills work great) or you can finish this off in the broiler. Once you have your chicken on plate brush some mixture on your chicken pieces and put on hot grill. Grill for about 5 minutes. If using the broiler, put chicken on broiler, brush with mixture and then broil and broil for about 5 to 10 minutes depending on how crispy you like your chicken.

Happy Slow Cooking! Enjoy and Hugs!

For more chicken recipes, check these out:

Santa Fe Chicken


Chinese Orange Chicken

6 comments:

Kate said...

Liquid smoke? Could you explain that to an Aussie?

Christina Farley said...

This looks yummy. Must try it out.

Bish Denham said...

I continue to be amazed by what you can do with a crock-pot!

Lilfix said...

Hi Kate...liquid smoke...it is a product that can make a lot of your meats taste like they have been grilled outdoors. I've added a link to a liquid smoke so you can get a better description. Hope that helps...hugs...

Christina...hope you enjoy it...Hubs operates the grill around here and when isn't in the mood or it is too cold out, this works great...hugs...

Bish...Wait for November to come...I'm planning on showing you how to have your entire Thanksgiving meal in crock pots, so everyone can enjoy their families and not work so hard...hugs...

adrienne said...

I've never tried using liquid smoke.
The sauce sounds delicious!

Kate said...

Thanks for the link!