Pitmaster BBQ Chicken – A Zesty Yet Sweet Favorite
Wow your friends and family with this zesty pitmaster bbq chicken recipe at your next family picnic! A zesty, slightly sweet homemade barbecue sauce that is so easy to make. Cooking over a covered grill helps keep the chicken tender and juicy.
Prep Time: 15 MIN | Grill Time: 45 MIN | Yield: 8
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons butter
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chili sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon celery seed
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 dashes hot pepper sauce
2 broiler/fryer chickens (3-1/2 to 4 pounds each), cut up
Step 1: In a large saucepan, sauté garlic in butter until tender. Add the next eight ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; set aside.
Step 2: On a lightly greased grill rack, grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 30 minutes, turning occasionally. Baste with sauce. Grill 15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reaches 170°, basting and turning several times.
– This pitmaster bbq chicken sauce is best when made a day or two in advance, giving the flavors time to come together.
– If you don’t have chili sauce on hand, you can use 1/4 cup extra ketchup or 1/4 cup cocktail sauce.
– Try this cool-guy move if you don’t have a basting brush: Tie a few sprigs of rosemary or another hearty herb together with twine, then baste with it.
Source: Taste of Home