Alabama Recipes

Famous Barbecue Chicken

Famous Barbecue Chicken
The recipe for this mouth-watering dish was a staple at one of Alabama's most celebrated food events, the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival, which ended its nine-year run in 2013.

As Served By: Was served at the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival, Moulton


  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 large chicken, cut into pieces


Mix vinegar and remaining ingredients together over medium heat. When sauce is heated, place chicken in the sauce and coat well.

Line a baking dish with foil and place the chicken in it. Seal the chicken with the foil.

Bake at 500 degrees for 15 minutes; reduce to 350 degrees, and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes until done.

Recipe courtesy of Jane Knouff

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