What's Better On The Grill Than BBQ Chicken.......Nothing In My Opinion!
A QUICK CHICKEN BRINE, MY BBQ SAUCE, AND A GRILL EQUALS HEAVEN!
My trip to the market this week was actually a stroll down memory lane and the fabulous memories that I hold of the 4th of July. Not so much in the last few years, but for many, many years, I had a big party on the 4th. It was always my immediate family, my cousins, my uncle, and a few friends thrown in for fun. There was great food, drinks, of course, and the ever famous basketball game, kids vs adults! What beautiful memories! But now on to the BBQ Chicken.......I am going to share with you a spectacular recipe for BBQ sauce that was given to me by an old friend years and years ago! I love it today as much as I did then, even more because of the memories that it brings back. I have changed a few amounts over the years, but I am going to give you the original recipe and make my notes where necessary. Enjoy!
BBQ Sauce (I always double the recipe)
Yields: 1 1/2 to 2 Cups Total Time: 40 Minutes
1 cup vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar)
1 clove of garlic, chopped
1 Tablespoon of olive oil (I use a jalapeño olive oil for a little heat)
2 1/2 Tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Teaspoon of dry mustard (If I don't have any on hand, I use dijon)
1 Tablespoon of salt (I use half as much)
1/2 cup of light brown sugar
Dash of paprika
Pinch of red pepper flake
Bring all ingredients to a boil, simmer for 20-30 minutes and let cool.
A Quick Chicken Brine.......I always brine my chicken before I put it on the BBQ. I find that it keeps the chicken very moist.
Combine in a bowl or large ziplock bag 4 cups of water, 1/4 cup of salt, and 1/4 cup of sugar. Make sure salt and sugar are dissolved, add chicken and let brine for several hours. When ready to cook, rinse chicken and pat dry with a paper towel and on the grill they go smothered in your BBQ sauce. Yum!