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BBQ Chicken and Homemade Barbeque Sauce

Posted by on June 11, 2012

I found it surprisingly hard to take pictures of BBQ chicken. For some reason, chicken just doesn’t seem that photogenic. Plus, it took a lot of willpower to keep myself from eating it immediately. If you’ve never made your own BBQ sauce, you should try it next weekend. It’s so much better than bottled, and pretty satisfying to know you made it yourself. I did make a large batch, and I’m hoping between the sugar and vinegar, it will keep in the fridge for a bit.

BBQ Sauce

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 onion, minced

3 garlic cloves, minced

4 plum tomatoes, seeded

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1/4 cup ketchup

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

3 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

3 tablespoons molasses

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon cayenne

1 tablespoon aleppo pepper powder

1 tablespoon ancho chili powder

1  tablespoon paprika

Saute the onion and garlic in the vegetable oil until softened. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes longer. Let cool a bit and then puree in a food processor.

BBQ Chicken

1 chicken, cut into parts or use your favorite cuts

1 cup BBQ sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil

salt and pepper

Make sure your chicken is dry when you start. You don’t need to wash chicken, it just spreads any potential bacteria around your sink. Dry off your chicken with a paper towel and rub all sides with olive oil or vegetable oil. Season with salt and pepper on both sides and place onto a hot grill or grill pan. (I now use a cast iron grill pan and it’s fantastic.) Let it develop nice color before you flip.

Brush with some BBQ sauce on both sides after you have grill marks. Continue brushing with sauce until the chicken is cooked through. Be careful not to overcook, use a meat thermometer if you’re not sure. Serve with some extra sauce on the side (not from the same container you were basting your chicken with…you don’t want to contaminate it.)

17 Responses to BBQ Chicken and Homemade Barbeque Sauce

  1. Leslie Chapman

    Yum! Looks great – we make alot of BBQ chicken in the summer, so I will be giving this recipe a try soon.

  2. Jasline

    Mmm looks really delicious! And I think your photo’s very pretty!

  3. Life & Sunshine

    going to try the sauce for this Friday’s BBQ, thanks :)

  4. susartandfood

    I have the same problem – looks great though!

  5. Sophie33

    I feel you nailed it with the picture of the BBQd chicken! Yummm! That BBQsauce looks so inviting & just so lovely too! ;) A great, great combination!

  6. Sophie33

    I also made your white sangria & it rocked! thanks, girl! :)

  7. Mama's Gotta Bake

    Well I love a good homemade BBQ sauce. I will give this a try.

  8. Nausheen

    Looks fantastic! Please do update till when you kept your sauce. Even am thinking of storing a bottle in the fridge :)

  9. pinkpolkadotfood

    What a wonderful recipe for BBQ sauce!! I will definitely try it!! Thanks!

  10. wee eats

    i’ve been meaning to make my own bbq sauce for awhile now, this may just do the trick! :)

  11. niknoks

    yum, i know what you mean about photos, i have failed on mine for BBQ rub i made up last night. still, means i keep getting to practise eatting the the chicken pieces until i get that perfect shot!

  12. lalarams

    That bbq sauce sounds DIVINE. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Donald Keys

    Put up the BBQ sauce in small packets and freeze them. I have done this for several years and it works great.