Ladybird Johnson's BBQ Chicken

4
Servings
9m
Prep Time
2h
Cook Time
2h 9m
Ready In

Recipe: #33398

September 25, 2019



"Coleen found this is old texas cookbook After a heart attack, his wife and a cook tried to make him eat healthier. Lady Bird came up with this low-sugar, low-fat oven-baked barbecue chicken and it was a hit with the president."

Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (567.5 g)
  • Calories 844
  • Total Fat - 51.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 789.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1005.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 7.1 g
  • Protein - 78 g
  • Calcium - 85.4 mg
  • Iron - 8.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Heat oven broiler.

Step 2

Season leg quarters with salt, pepper, and paprika.

Step 3

Place on a wire rack that’s placed on top of a baking sheet.

Step 4

Broil until skin is browned and crispy, about 8-10 minutes per side.

Step 5

Meanwhile

Step 6

Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

Step 7

Let melted butter start to brown before adding onion.

Step 8

Cook onion in browned butter until soft, about 3-4 minutes.

Step 9

Add garlic and cook for another minute before adding ketchup, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire. Bring to a simmer and cover.

Step 10

Let simmer while chicken broils.

Step 11

Remove broiled chicken from wire rack and place into a large, 13×9 inch baking dish.

Step 12

Pour sauce over the top.

Step 13

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 14

Cook chicken, uncovered, for 1 hour, basting every 15 minutes with sauce.

Tips & Variations


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