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Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Sauce


Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Sauce

Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Sauce

Regarding BBQ, Inc.
A deeply rich sauce, bursting with sweet bourbon and tomato flavor, this barbecue sauce is a great accompaniment to chicken. Whether grilling breasts, thighs, or drumsticks, you'll fall in love with this bold, but delicious chicken sauce.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Makes about 3 cups


  • 1 1/2 cups/350 mL ketchup
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL Bourbon
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL onion, pureed
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL liquid smoke


In medium saucepan, heat vegetable oil until hot. Add pureed onion and cook for 1 minute, stirring often. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a bubble and reduce heat to medium low. Allow sauce to simmer for 8-10 minutes. Once sauce is done, remove from heat and allow to cool before applying to chicken. If using later, allow mixture to cool completely, store in a sealed plastic container in the refrigerator. If using as a side sauce, reheat before serving.
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