slow cooked barbecued-chickenBarbecued chicken is one of my favorite foods and this delightful recipe from Taste of Home is also one of my favorites.

1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons white vinegar
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 broiler/fryer chicken (2-1/2 to 3 pounds) cut up and skin removed
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water

1. In a small saucepan, combine the first 11 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

2. Place the chicken in a 3-quart slow cooker; top with the sauce. Cover and cook on Low for 3 to 4 hours or until the chicken juices run clear.

3. Remove chicken to a serving platter and keep warm. Strain the cooking juices and skim the fat; transfer to a small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into the juices.

4. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon some of the sauce over the chicken and serve the remaining sauce on the side. Makes 4 servings.


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