Oven Barbecued Chicken

Amount

  Measure

  Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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3

  pounds

  chicken breast without skin

2

  tablespoons

  unsalted butter

1/2

  cup

  basic barbecue sauce -- see recipe

Brine the chicken for 1 hour.

Heat oven to 350F.

Remove chicken from brine and pat dry.

Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium heat. Brown the chicken on both sides. Place in a glass or nonreactive pan.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Brush sauce over chicken. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes brushing sauce every 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through.


Notes: To brine the chicken mix 1/4 cup kosher salt or 1/8 cup table salt in 1 quart of water. Place the chicken in brine and cover and refrigerate.


Makes 6 servings.
Per Serving: 305 Calories; 7g Fat (22.5% calories from fat); 52g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 143mg Cholesterol; 183mg Sodium. Exchanges: 7 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat.

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