|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Simple yet delicious, this BBQ chicken sauce is easy to make, and packed with flavor. It will bring forth nostalgic memories of childhood cookouts and summer evenings, sitting with friends and family enjoying barbecued chicken brushed with a humble but tasty sauce.
There are plenty of ready-made barbecue sauces on grocery store shelves, but many have added spice, artificial smoke flavor, or other ingredients that may not please everyone at the dinner table. If you can't seem to find a jarred barbecue sauce you and your family enjoy, give this classic homemade recipe a try the next time you grill chicken—it's sure to become the new family favorite.
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder (use less or omit if desired)
Gather the ingredients.
Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan. Allow mixture to simmer for 5 to 8 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before using.
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- Sugar can burn easily at high temperatures, so be careful and mindful when cooking the ingredients on the stovetop.
- The right time to brush the chicken with the barbecue sauce is about 10 minutes before it is ready—this way, the sauce has enough heat and time to caramelize but not scorch. Many cooks baste their chicken or meat too early, causing the sauce to burn, while others add the sauce after the food is off of the grill—which means the sauce won't be able to penetrate the meat and flavor throughout.
- If you are looking for a chicken barbecue sauce with a little more "something," there are plenty of homemade recipes to choose from.
- Cornell barbecue chicken sauce has just six ingredients—including egg—making for a quick and easy alternative.
- The kids may love apple-infused barbecue sauce, featuring unsweetened applesauce and molasses in the ingredient list.
- For something different, apricot-chili glaze will bring a bit of Asian flair to the barbecue.