BBQ Sauce for Chicken

5 from 2 votes

Don’t settle for boring BBQ Sauce – spice things up with this amazing homemade BBQ Sauce for any style of chicken!

chicken breast with bbq sauce

I had a bunch of Chicken I needed to grill and decided I wanted to try a new homemade BBQ Sauce.

There are tons of different BBQ Sauces out there. Some are sweet and smoky while others are spicy and savory. Whichever you prefer, this BBQ sauce for chicken is fantastic.

chopped onions and garlic in saucepan

Instead of the Pomegranate Juice, you can use an equal amount of red wine vinegar. If you don’t mind cooking with alcohol you can also use an equal amount of red wine (Chianti or Burgundy).

bbq sauce simmering in saucepan

You can either use this bbq sauce to marinate the chicken overnight before cooking OR use it to baste the chicken during the cooking process, which is how I used this batch of sauce.

6 lbs of chicken on the grill with bbq sauce

Personally, I prefer to cook the chicken without any sauce and then baste the chicken with the BBQ sauce in the final 10 to 15 minutes of cooking.

This will prevent the chicken from burning before the internal temperature reaches the target of 165°F.

grilled chicken on a baking sheet

You will need the following ingredients to make this BBQ Sauce recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Vegetable Oil, Yellow Onions, Garlic Cloves, Frozen Orange Juice, Ground Dry Mustard, Ketchup, Lemon, Pomegranate Juice, Salt and Pepper.

  1. In a saucepan, sauté the onion and minced garlic for 4 to 5 minutes or until translucent.
  2. Add the orange juice, ground mustard, ketchup, lemon juice, pomegranate juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Let simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Place the mixture in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  4. If needed, the sauce may be thinned with a little water.

Printable Recipe Card

bbq sauce for chicken

BBQ Sauce for Chicken

Don't settle for boring BBQ Sauce – spice things up with this amazing homemade BBQ Sauce for any style of chicken!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course BBQ Sauce
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 12
Calories 129 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 large Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 12 oz Frozen Orange Juice, thawed
  • 2 Tsp Ground Dry Mustard
  • 2 Cups Ketchup
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • ½ Cup Pomegranate Juice
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, sauté the onion and minced garlic for 4 to 5 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add the orange juice, ground mustard, ketchup, lemon juice, pomegranate juice, salt and pepper.
  • Let simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Place the mixture in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  • If needed, the BBQ Sauce may be thinned with a little water.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.02gSodium: 367mgPotassium: 351mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 315IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Henry says:

    This BBQ sauce is awesome.

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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