Smoky Chicken Sauce

Smoky Chicken Sauce

The Spruce / Julia Estrada

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 32 servings
Yield: 2 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
17 Calories
0g Fat
4g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 32
Amount per serving
Calories 17
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 34mg 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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Whether on smoked or grilled chicken, this barbecue chicken sauce will add extra flavor to your freshly cooked bird. This sauce works well on anything from rotisserie chicken to thighs, drumsticks, or even wings. So, slather it on for a tasty treat. 


  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 tsp salt, or to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Smoky Chicken Sauce ingredients

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  2. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and allow to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.

    Smoky Chicken Sauce ingredients in a saucepan

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  3. Once the sauce has cooked through, remove from heat and allow to cool before using.

    Smoky Chicken Sauce in a bowl

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Sauce Storage

Store sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days after preparation.