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Author The Food Nanny


  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion minced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • Chicken:
  • 1 fryer chicken cut up or 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter


  1. Prepare the chicken:
  2. Wipe off the chicken pieces with wet paper towels. Season generously with coarse salt and fresh ground black pepper. (Very important)
  3. Heat a large skillet or frying pan. Add olive oil and butter.
  4. When the olive oil/butter begins to sizzle, place the chicken pieces in the pan and brown on both sides until golden brown.
  5. Remove to a platter lined with paper towels to catch the excess oil.
  6. Lightly oil (using olive oil) a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  7. Place the browned chicken pieces in the baking dish. Spread on half of the BBQ sauce and cover with foil. Bake for 50 min at 350 degrees.
  8. Remove the foil and spread the rest of the sauce. Continue baking for another 10 min. Serve immediately and use any extra sauce from the bottom of the pan.
  9. Serve with: Orange Muffin Rolls (p. 235, Food Nanny Rescues Dinner Again cookbook) or corn bread. Baked or Mashed potatoes with corn (p. 199, Food Nanny Rescues Dinner Again cookbook)