Grilled Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce
Grilling up chicken in the summer is one of the best pleasures out there! I am all about the little thighs crisped up with a delicious bbq sauce. Have you ever made your own homemade bbq sauce? It is easy. This recipe for Grilled Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce actually has some bottled bbq sauce in it but you then bring it to a new level with lots of other additions!!
Crispy chicken slathered in a sweet yet flavorful hickory bbq sauce is like a little slice of heaven on a warm summer day!! It just sings summer to me!!
Don’t you just want to reach in and grab one! Careful they are hot off the barbecue!!
Simple grilled veggies on the barbee goes great with chicken or a mean potato salad like this Crab Boil Potato Salad would be perfect!!
Have you dusted off the grill yet? Brought out the little hibachi? Bought some new briquettes or filled the propane tank?
If not we are crouching right upon summer and you need to get that grill fired up!! What are you waiting for?
The homemade barbecue sauce is easy to pull together, you probably have everything you need at home already.
Plus, trust me this is so much better than off the shelf sauce that you grab in the grocery store. Everyone will be wanting the recipe for this sauce!!
How do you check to see if it is done perfectly? I use my easy read Mk4 Thermapen, it gives you a very accurate instant temperature. To cook chicken perfectly you need to be at 165F. It is so easy to check with the Thermapen.
Be generous with the sauce, put some on at the end of grilling the chicken but also serve some up for dipping or brushing on afterwards. You can never had too much BBQ sauce in my opinion!
Grilled Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce
Grilled Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce will have you feeling like summer is here to stay. Crispy chicken thighs slathered with an easy but decadent BBQ sauce will have you loving this recipe!!
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup chili sauce
- 1/2 cup hickory-flavor BBQ sauce
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 2 tsp. Worshetershire sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. hot sauce
- 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
- 16 chicken thighs
- Salt and pepper
- Place all the BBQ Sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan. Whisk and bring up to a simmer. Cook for 10 min. Then let cool. Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for one week.
- Heat up the grill to medium-high heat. Place chicken on the grill and cook about 8 min. per side. Brush chicken with the BBQ sauce and cook 2 min. per side. reserving some sauce. Serve with remaining BBQ sauce.
Comments & Reviews
Pam Wattenbarger says
Grilled chicken with barbecue sauce is a staple meal at our house. I need to try out this homemade barbecue sauce.
Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens says
Everything you make is always so delicious! I could have used this recipe earlier when I was doing BBQ sauce for the pork loin!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That sounds so delicious. My husband loves to grill – almost every weekend, in fact – and I think this is going to be a great addition to his lineup.
That looks simply amazing! I am so hungry right now! I can’t wait to BBQ this weekend!
Claudia Krusch says
Homemade BBQ sauce is always the best. I am looking for a recipe to make for my BBQ next weekend. I will have to give this Grilled Chicken recipe a try.
This looks so tasty. I need to try this like now (too bad I already made dinner tonight). This will be the perfect Friday night dinner.
Grilled chicken is my all time favorite food. I love nothing more than coating it with pretty much the same BBQ sauce recipe that you have created. Looks phenomenal.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
We always have barbeque sauce on hand. It is great with chicken, but also great on other foods and even in dishes.
Chelley @ A is For Adelaide says
I love this! I’ve never made my own BBQ sauce!
Dawn McAlexander says
This is a great recipe for the 4th of July. I think homemade barbecue sauce may be the way to go when grilling chicken. It tastes so much better.
Shelley R Zurek says
I have a great homemade bbq sauce to. I love to see what you have in yours.
Yum!! Sounds amazing, perfect time for this sauce! Yay for BBQ time!
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This looks amazingly good! I would love to try that sauce! Looks incredible!
Made this last night for the first grilled chicken of the summer. Delicious. Certainly won’t be the last time its used in my house! Dead easy to make and so tasty. Thanks for sharing.
Tara Noland says
So glad you liked it Abi! Happy Grilling!