Cambodian BBQ Chicken Recipe

January 30, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Cambodian BBQ Chicken Recipe

The Cambodian BBQ Chicken Recipe offers a simple yet flavorful dish that combines store-bought spice mix with a homemade BBQ sauce. The main ingredient is 2 ½ pounds of chicken drumsticks, which are marinated in a hickory BBQ seasoning mix from the store, specifically a 1.6 oz package of the McCormick brand. This fusion of store-bought and homemade elements contributes to the dish’s unique and delicious flavor profile.

For the homemade BBQ sauce, the ingredients include 2 cups of ketchup, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce, and 1/8 cup of liquid smoke. These components are combined in a saucepan and simmered for 15 minutes, creating a rich and tangy sauce. This homemade BBQ sauce is praised for its balanced sweetness, distinguishing it from overly sugary alternatives like Sweet Baby Ray’s. The leftover sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for an extended period, allowing for future use.

To prepare the dish, the marinated chicken is either grilled or baked until fully cooked. If baking, it is recommended to use a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 30 minutes. Once the chicken reaches the desired level of doneness, it is brushed with the homemade BBQ sauce, imparting a flavorful glaze. The finished Cambodian BBQ Chicken is then ready to be served alongside any desired side dish.

This recipe offers a straightforward and efficient way to create a tasty Cambodian-inspired BBQ chicken dish. The combination of the store-bought seasoning and homemade BBQ sauce results in a unique and delicious flavor profile that is sure to be a hit. The convenience of being able to store the extra BBQ sauce for future use adds an extra layer of practicality to this recipe. Ultimately, this dish is a testament to how a few simple ingredients can come together to create a mouthwatering and satisfying meal.


2 ½ lbs of chicken drumsticks
1 package hickory bbq seasoning mix from the store (1.6 oz McCormick brand)
Mix and marinate the chicken with the seasoning package for few hours

Homemade BBQ sauce

2 cups of ketchup
1 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce
1/8 cup of liquid smoke

Directions to make Cambodian BBQ Chicken Recipe

  1. Put all the ingredients in the sauce pan and stir on simmer for 15 minutes, turn the heat off let cool. Keep left over in the refrigerator for a month or longer. This BBQ sauce taste much better than sweet baby ray because it is not too sweet.
  2. Grill or bake your chicken until it is done, if you bake it at 350 for 30 minutes or so.
    When the chicken is done brush with homemade bbq sauce and serves with any side dish.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4

Calories Per Serving: 780

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏75g 27%
Cholesterol ‏249mg 83%
Total Fat ‏17g 22%
Saturated Fat ‏5g 25%
Dietary Fiber ‏1g 4%
Protein ‏80g 160%
Sodium ‏2276mg 99%
Sugars ‏68g 136%


30 min


15 min




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