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South Carolina Barbecued Chicken

No recipe image available.This terrific recipe for South Carolina Barbecued Chicken was submitted by Talcie Howell of Lamar, South Carolina.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons country lard or vegetable shortening
1 (3-pound) chicken

2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup celery, sliced fine
1/2 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/8 teaspoon red pepper
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 medium onion, chopped
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup water
1 tablespoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut chicken in serving size pieces and cook in the hot fat in a skillet until a rich brown color.
  2. Place all the sauce ingredients into skillet. Cover tightly and cook over low heat for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove lid and place pan in a moderate oven, 350°F (175°C), for 35 to 60 minutes, or until legs are perfectly tender when pierced with fork. As the chicken bakes, baste it frequently with the sauce.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.