The traditional BBQ sauce for grilled chicken (or ribs!) that everyone has had at some point -- very tasty with a little extra personality. You will not regret cooking!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the onion and garlic until tender. Mix in ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, dry mustard, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.

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  • Preheat grill for high heat.

  • Lightly oil grill grate. Place chicken on grill. Brush constantly with the sauce and cook 8 to 15 minutes on each side, depending on size of piece, until juices run clear. Discard any remaining sauce.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; 20.9 g total fat; 100 mg cholesterol; 679 mg sodium. 10.6 g carbohydrates; 32.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
Great recipe! I used this as a marinade instead. I didn't bother cooking this on the stove. I used 1 lb. of boneless chicken breasts that I poked with a fork and placed into a ziploc bag. For the marinade I used 1 Tbsp of dried minced onion vs. regular onion Heinz chili sauce vs. ketchup 1 Tbsp. of brown sugar and added 2 tsp. of smoked paprika. I mixed everything together and poured it over the chicken. I let it marinate overnight and grilled it over charcoal - excellent. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/21/2008
im rating a one bcuz instead of pepper sauce i tried with Frank's flavoured hot sauce....could be the reason the sauce was awful wayyy to vinegary burned the back of ur throat. i threw it all away. Read More
(5)
74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
Great recipe! I used this as a marinade instead. I didn't bother cooking this on the stove. I used 1 lb. of boneless chicken breasts that I poked with a fork and placed into a ziploc bag. For the marinade I used 1 Tbsp of dried minced onion vs. regular onion Heinz chili sauce vs. ketchup 1 Tbsp. of brown sugar and added 2 tsp. of smoked paprika. I mixed everything together and poured it over the chicken. I let it marinate overnight and grilled it over charcoal - excellent. Read More
(87)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
Great recipe! I used this as a marinade instead. I didn't bother cooking this on the stove. I used 1 lb. of boneless chicken breasts that I poked with a fork and placed into a ziploc bag. For the marinade I used 1 Tbsp of dried minced onion vs. regular onion Heinz chili sauce vs. ketchup 1 Tbsp. of brown sugar and added 2 tsp. of smoked paprika. I mixed everything together and poured it over the chicken. I let it marinate overnight and grilled it over charcoal - excellent. Read More
(87)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2007
best bbq chicken i've had..i'm not a huge fan of bbq sauce its always too sweet...but this was delicious Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2008
For those concerned about burning chicken on the grill the alternate is grill then take chicken and extra sauce and put under the BROILER watching the chicken carefully. You will still have that grill flavor and no burned offering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2007
This had an awsome flavor to it. My kids are so picky and even they ate it. I would recommend maybe baking this in the oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes before putting on the grill to keep the outside of the chicken from getting burned but still cook the chicken properly. Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2008
Very tasty after a few modifications. I used 2 cloves of garlic 2 Tbs. brown sugar and 1/4-1/2 tsp. of cayenne pepper! In order to get a thicker sauce I pureed the sauce after cooking. I used skinless boneless chicken breasts and basted the last 6 minutes of grilling. Hint for not burning sauce turn off the side of the grill that has the chicken on it while basting. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2007
Loved the flavor and ease of sauce but have to admit I had a heck of a time with the grill flaming up and the skin getting burnt. Any suggestions? I finally got frustrated enough that I finished it off in the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2008
This is very similar to my standard bbq sauce. I omit oil and add about 1 - 1 1/2 tsp of celery seed (and usually double the recipe.) I mix sauce all together and cover cut up chicken ribs etc and bake in oven or crock pot. The extra cooked sauce is really good on top of mashed potatoes and my kids LOVE extra onions in this sauce - and they normally pick out the onions. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2006
Pretty good! I ended up adding a splash more Worcestershire sauce and a couple of garlic bouillon cubes. A dash of liquid smoke might have been nice too. Thanks! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2008
This is excellent!! I did use sugar free ketchup (for hubby who watches sugar intake) but definitely didn't leave out the brown sugar! I let it simmer a little longer to thicken up (the s/f ketchup was very loose compared to "real" ketchup) and I had no trouble with flareups... it did come out rather spicy this way... so I'm guessing that the sweetness of regular ketchup would have tempered the spice. I would definitely make it again (but maybe decrease the amt of hot sauce if doing a reduced sugar version)!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
07/21/2008
im rating a one bcuz instead of pepper sauce i tried with Frank's flavoured hot sauce....could be the reason the sauce was awful wayyy to vinegary burned the back of ur throat. i threw it all away. Read More
(5)