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Grilled Chicken with BBQ Sauce

Grilled Chicken with BBQ Sauce

Grilled chicken tastes great with one of these flavorful barbecue sauces.

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15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time


Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


1 (3- to 4-pound) fresh cut-up chicken

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until sizzling; add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3-5 minutes or until softened.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir in all remaining sauce ingredients; continue cooking 5-6 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. Cool to room temperature.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour into mini-food processor bowl fitted with metal blade or blender container; process until smooth.

  4. STEP 4

    Heat 1 side of gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white. Place coals to 1 side in charcoal grill. Make aluminum foil drip pan; place opposite coals.

  5. STEP 5

    Place chicken onto grill over drip pan. Grill, turning occasionally, 25 minutes. Continue grilling, brushing with sauce and turning occasionally, 20-30 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken reaches at least 165°F and juices run clear when pierced with fork.

Tip #1

<em>Variations</em>: Try one of these global twists on traditional sauce.

Tip #2

Mango BBQ Sauce: Add 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeño peppers with onions. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped mango, 1 tablespoon honey and 2 teaspoons lemon juice with remaining ingredients.

Tip #3

Chipotle BBQ Sauce: Stir in 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce with remaining ingredients.

Tip #4

<em>Soy Ginger BBQ Sauce</em>: <em>Reduce Worcestershire sauce to 1 tablespoon</em>. <em>Omit salt</em>. Stir in 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 teaspoon freshly grated gingerroot with remaining ingredients.

Tip #5

<em>Balsamic BBQ Sauce</em>: <em>Reduce Worcestershire sauce to 2 tablespoons</em>. <em>Omit white vinegar</em>. Stir in 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard with remaining ingredients.

Nutrition (1 serving)

830 Calories
51 Fat (g)
270 Cholesterol (mg)
1070 Sodium (mg)
15 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
73 Protein (g)
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