Tony Roma's Inspired BBQ Chicken

Tangy, sweet BBQ Chicken that made Tony Roma's famous!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Tony Roma's Inspired BBQ Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 424 kcal
Author Dinner, then Dessert


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 8 pieces of chicken of your choice. skin and bone on (preferably)
  • salt and pepper
US Customary - Metric


  1. Add all the ingredients into a saucepan and whisk until combined.
  2. Bring to a boil, then simmer on low for 45 minutes.

  3. Set oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook chicken for 35-40 minutes.

  6. Coat with BBQ sauce, then put under broiler for a few minutes.

  7. Put the pan on the top rack under the broiler.
  8. With the oven door open watch the sauce as it begins to bubble and caramelize.
  9. When it is browned to your liking, take out.
  10. Alternatively, you can cook the chicken in a slow cooker on low for 7 hours, skin side up with only salt and pepper added. NO liquids.
  11. Remove chicken gently from slow cooker and follow the rest of the directions.
  12. Serve with Onion loaf, cole slaw, and lots of extra BBQ sauce!

Recipe Notes

BBQ Sauce

Nutrition Facts
Tony Roma's Inspired BBQ Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 1741mg 73%
Potassium 378mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 101g 34%
Sugars 95g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 12.3%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.