Savory chicken great for family picnics. Cooked on a covered grill, the poultry stays so tender and juicy. Everyone loves the zesty, slightly sweet homemade barbecue sauce—and it’s so easy to make.
Time: 1 hour (Prep: 15 min. / Grill: 45 min.)
- 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 broiler/fryer chickens (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
- In a large saucepan, saute garlic in butter until tender. Add the next eight ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; set aside.
- 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 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 if you don’t have a basting brush – Tie a few sprigs of a hearty herb together and baste with it.
*Enjoy your barbecue, the outdoors, and the grilling time. Always be cautious and never leave open flames unattended for any prolonged length of time.