Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Matt's Grill - Grilled Chicken with Southern Homemade BBQ Sauce

I haven't posted anything from my special recipe's this month, so I figured I would start with a great grilled chicken recipe.

1/2 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (16 oz) tomato sauce
3/4 cup warm water
3 tbsp light brown sugar
3 tbsp chili sauce
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp ground red pepper
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp black pepper
optional {for a spicier kick, add 3/4 tsp of Cayenne pepper to the sauce)
6 skinless bone-in chicken breasts (2 1/4 lbs)

1. Heat skillet over med heat until hot. Add onion and garlic, cook and stir about 5 minutes or until tender

2. Stir in tomato sauce, water, sugar, chili sauce, chili powder, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper, cinnamon, and black pepper; heat to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Let the sauce simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes or until the sauce reduces to about 1 1/2 cups. Reserve some sauce for basting while chicken is on the grill.

3. Prepare grill for direct grilling

4. Grill chicken turning several times and basting with sauce. (30 to 35 minutes or until chicken internal temp is a consistent 180 degrees.

5. Heat remaining sauce in skillet over medium heat until hot, spoon over chicken. The sauce will be thick.

Serving suggestions include grilled potatoes wedges and vegetables.

1 comment:

MrsGreenThumb said...

Hi Matt:
I just saw your comment on my blog about Stella d'oro daylilies.

I like your recipes by the way. I'm going to print them out and try them. I've got a killer recipe for chicken wings. I'll have to send it to you.

I see you live outside of Indianapolis. We're coming there in Sept. for my nephew's wedding. We're from Munster, IN. now transplanted to the Mojave desert. It's culture shock, I tell you.