Ladybird Johnson's BBQ Chicken
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."
- 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
Heat oven broiler.
Season leg quarters with salt, pepper, and paprika.
Place on a wire rack that’s placed on top of a baking sheet.
Broil until skin is browned and crispy, about 8-10 minutes per side.
Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
Let melted butter start to brown before adding onion.
Cook onion in browned butter until soft, about 3-4 minutes.
Add garlic and cook for another minute before adding ketchup, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire. Bring to a simmer and cover.
Let simmer while chicken broils.
Remove broiled chicken from wire rack and place into a large, 13×9 inch baking dish.
Pour sauce over the top.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook chicken, uncovered, for 1 hour, basting every 15 minutes with sauce.
Tips & Variations
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