Sweet & Zesty Kansas Barbecued Chicken

Sweet & Zesty Kansas Barbecued Chicken

Kansas City-style barbecue sauce is thick and sweet and gives grilled chicken an extra tang.

15 min. prep time
4 servings
151 Rating



1/3 cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons apricot or peach preserves


1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 (9-ounce) split chicken breasts with ribs, skinned


Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white. Combine barbecue sauce and preserves in small bowl; set aside.

Combine butter, chili powder and salt in small bowl; brush chicken breasts with butter mixture. Place chicken onto grill, bone-side down. Grill 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Brush both sides of chicken with sauce. Turn; continue grilling 10-15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches at least 165°F and juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

Oven Directions: Heat broiler. Prepare sauce and chicken with butter mixture as directed above. Place chicken on broiler pan, bone-side up. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat 20-22 minutes or until browned. Brush chicken with 1/4 cup sauce. Turn; brush with remaining sauce. Continue broiling, brushing occasionally with sauce, 5-10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches at least 165°F. and juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 310

Fat: 11g

Cholesterol: 130mg

Sodium: 610mg

Carbohydrates: 8g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 42g

Recipe #12623©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This recipe is fantastic. It is perfect for my charcoal grill and you can control the amount of sauce you want to put on. I like to grill a whole cut up fryer and then put in the crock pot to keep warm at parties. All of the guests love it. Great mix of sweet and bbq flavors.

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