How to Grill Chicken with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

RECIPE

Ingredients:

2 1/2-3 Pounds of fully defrosted boneless skinless chicken breasts (You can also use chicken breasts with the skin and/or bones, but grilling times will be slightly longer.)

For Barbecue Sauce:

4 Tablespoons tomato paste

2 1/2 Tablespoons light brown sugar

1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 Teaspoons black pepper

1 Clove garlic crushed or finely minced

1/3 Cup water

1 Teaspoon vinegar

1 Teaspoon salt

1/2 Teaspoon ground mustard

1/4 Teaspoon cayenne

1/2 Teaspoon liquid smoke

1/2 Teaspoon onion powder

1/2 Teaspoon paprika

1/4 Teaspoon cumin

Instructions:

Trim chicken, put in a bowl and place in refrigerator.

Stir all the barbecue sauce ingredients listed above in a bowl until uniformly mixed. Taste, and see if you want to adjust any of the ingredients or add another flavor.

Coat the chicken with the barbecue sauce. If you’re using skin-on chicken, make sure to put some under the skin so the flavor gets on the meat. You can marinate the chicken for a couple of hours or grill it right away.

Bring a spatula and fork out to your grill. Start grill according to manufacturer instructions, being careful not to light the grill if there’s any gas buildup. Preheat the grill to 400 degrees or above.

Place the chicken on the grilling rack and spoon on any remaining barbecue sauce. Replace the container you used for the chicken with a clean container.

Grill for 25 minutes, turning about every five minutes. Use a meat thermometer to determine when the chicken is done, or wait until you don’t see any clear liquid coming out of the chicken and cut a piece in half to make sure it’s cooked through.

Remove the chicken from the grill. Make sure to turn off the controls, turn off the gas canister and give the cooking surface a quick brushing.

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