Sunday, March 27, 2011

Barbecue Chicken


When I was living in Atlanta a dear friend of mine gave me her mother's barbecue sauce recipe and I have never used another recipe since.  It is so simple, so delicious and is a hit every time I make it.  Perfect for the grilling season upon us, this recipe is always among the first dishes I prepare when we dust off the grill in preparation for another summer!


Barbecue Sauce
6 tablespoons minced onion (1 small onion)
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt

Mince onions and sauté in the butter and stir in the remaining ingredients.  Let it simmer for 10 minutes. 
 
 
 
Before pouring over the chicken, save a little out if you would like it for a dipping sauce later.  Pour marinade over chicken and marinade for a few hours.  I find it is easiest to marinade in a large ziplock bag.
You can either grill them or bake them in the oven.  I prefer to grill them, but you really have to know what you are doing as the sugar in the marinade will burn if you grill on direct heat over extrememly hot coals.  Cook over low heat.

Otherwise, you can bake in the oven (which I typically do if I don't have a master griller on hand) at 350 degrees for approximately an hour or until the chicken is done. When I bake in the oven, I cook the chicken in the marinade, if I am grilling, I baste the chicken with the marinade while it is grilling.
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