Homemade Barbecue Sauce (Great for Chicken!)


It’s that time of the year.  Spring has sprung, the birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, . . . and the grill has been brought out of the garage.  Whether you use a gas grill or go old-school with charcoal, everyone (I think) enjoys grilling this time of the year.

There are countless recipes and methods for barbecued and grilled foods, too numerous to list here.  Around here, hubs and I prefer simple marinades, dry rubs, and/or sauces.  Nothing too elaborate, just good food cooked outdoors.

With that, I offer up to you the sauce we have been using this Spring.  It is great for grilled chicken.  Just brush it on each side in the last few minutes of grilling.

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

1/2 onion, minced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 C ketchup

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/3 C apple cider vinegar

1/2 C brown sugar

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/4 tsp celery seed

1/2 tsp hot sauce

Over medium heat, cook onion and garlic in EVOO until tender.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens.  

This recipe makes enough sauce for 4-6 pieces of chicken.

The Grillmaster at work


Music to cook by . . . 


Until next time, Happy Cooking!  :)

I grill, therefore I am. –  Alton Brown