BEST-EVER AMISH OVEN-BAKED AMISH BARBECUED CHICKEN: At first blush I thought this seemed more like a summer recipe, but, you know, you can slather barbecue sauce all over your chicken, pop it in the oven, and eat it any time of year. This is a very versatile recipe you can also baste your bird with this stuff during the summer and stick it on the fiery grill too. So enjoy either way this BEST-EVER AMISH OVEN-BAKED BARBECUED CHICKEN! As is typical with many Amish recipes instructions are a little spare, but basically you just mix everything up and baste it to the chicken and grill or bake. This is a photo of a big barbecued chicken leg I saw at Amish gathering. I quizzed the cooks on what they used and it is the recipe below for BEST-EVER AMISH OVEN-BAKED BARBECUED CHICKEN
Some Amish do use store-bought brands. Seems “Open Pit” is a popular brand among the Amish, but a homemade sauce that sings like the one below would be the way to go in my book. Enjoy!
You can use store-bought tomato sauce, if you do…it should be the equivalent to a quart, most Amish homemakers would use a quart of home-canned.
Serves: 12 servings for 12 chicken pieces
- 4 cups catsup
- dash Worchestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups vinegar
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 /2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 can store-bought or homemade tomato sauce
- Mix everything together well and apply to chicken and then grill or bake in glass baking dish in preheated oven at 350 for about 40 minutes.