Barbecued Southern Style Chicken for World Cup

The most exciting World Cup game is the U.S. vs. England today! Watch. Drink some beer. Serve some American Barbecued Chicken. Root for the home team!

Barbecued Southern Style Chicken

2 broiler-fryer chickens, each cut into 8 pieces

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

2/3 cup ketchup

1/2 cup white vinegar

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons molasses

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon dry mustard powder

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Preheat and outdoor grill or oven broiler with the rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Wash and dry the chicken parts. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine the ketchup, white vinegar, vegetable oil, brown sugar, molasses, soy sauce, chili powder, mustard powder, ginger and garlic in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Brush some of the sauce on the chicken. Grill the chicken for about 25 minutes, turning the pieces occasionally and brushing with the remaining sauce, or until the chicken is cooked through. Makes 8 servings

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