Copycat St-Hubert BBQ Sauce

This Canadian Copycat BBQ Sauce recipe from St-Hubert is one of the best sauces I have ever used to baste my chicken on the grill. A must try!

St-Hubert BBQ Sauce

Now who doesn’t like a good BBQ Sauce? With prices these days it’s probably wiser and cheaper to make your own. This copycat St-Hubert BBQ Sauce recipe is a keeper for sure.

st hubert bbq sauce seasoning

For us Americans, St-Hubert is one of the largest Canadian owned restaurant chains with over 126 locations, mostly on the East Coast. They are best known for their Rotisserie Chicken.

St-Hubert BBQ Sauce

If you like to baste your chicken with BBQ Sauce, you really must try this BBQ Sauce from St-Hubert. It is really one of the best chicken BBQ sauces out there. Don’t believe me, try it!

chicken breasts basted in bbq sauce

While this Copycat BBQ Sauce can be used with just about anything you would use BBQ Sauce with, I especially like this St-Hubert BBQ Sauce to baste my chicken when I am grilling. Just the way they do it at St-Hubert.

chicken breast basted in copycat St-Hubert BBQ Sauce

If you are going to use the BBQ sauce to baste your chicken, you should only baste the chicken in the final 10 minutes of the cook. The main reason for this is that you don’t want the sugar in the sauce to burn among other things.

chicken breast basted in St-Hubert BBQ Sauce

You can use whatever hot sauce you have on hand instead of the Tabasco Sauce. I list Tabasco as that is probably the most common hot sauce most have but you can easily substitute it for something like Frank’s RedHot Sauce.

frank's redhot original hot sauce

You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat BBQ Sauce recipe from St-Hubert (see recipe card for quantities): Water, Tomato Juice, Better Than Bouillon Chicken Flavor, Paprika, White Sugar, Salt, Dried Basil, Dried Parsley Flakes, Poultry Seasoning, Ground Thyme, Ground Ginger, Ground Dry Mustard, Onion Powder, Bay Leaf, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, Fresh Lemon Juice, Cornstarch and Vegetable Oil.

  1. In a large saucepan, whisk in the water and tomato juice.
  2. Add the better than bouillon (or bouillon cube), paprika, sugar, salt, basil, parsley, poultry seasoning, thyme, ginger, mustard, onion powder, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco. Whisk until all the ingredients are well combined.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and stir in the lemon juice.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water. Add to the saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes or until the sauce slightly thickens. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools down.
  5. Once the BBQ sauce has thickened and cooled, whisk in the oil.

Printable Recipe Card

St-Hubert BBQ Sauce

Copycat St-Hubert BBQ Sauce

This Canadian Copycat BBQ Sauce recipe from St-Hubert is one of the best sauces I have ever used to baste my chicken on the grill. A must try!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course BBQ Sauce
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 10
Calories 15 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 3 Cups Water
  • ¼ cup Tomato Juice
  • 1 Tsp Better Than Bouillon Chicken Flavor, or 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 ½ Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp White Sugar
  • ¾ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Dried Basil
  • ¼ Tsp Dried Parsley Flakes
  • ¼ Tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Thyme
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Ginger
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Dry Mustard
  • ¼ Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • ¾ Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ Tsp Tabasco Sauce, or to taste
  • 2 Tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

Instructions
 

  • In a large saucepan, whisk in the water and tomato juice.
  • Add the better than bouillon (or bouillon cube), paprika, sugar, salt, basil, parsley, poultry seasoning, thyme, ginger, mustard, onion powder, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco. Whisk until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and stir in the lemon juice.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water. Add to the saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes or until the sauce slightly thickens. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools down.
  • Once the BBQ sauce has thickened and cooled, whisk in the oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 15kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 0.03mgSodium: 238mgPotassium: 29mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 181IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.2mg

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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3 Comments

  1. Carolynn Deak says:

    Finally found the ultimate bbq sauce! My family loved it and this is the only sauce they want on their bbqed chicken! Fantastic as a dipping sauce for chicken!

  2. Claire says:

    This BBQ sauce is very tasty. I used it on my chicken on the BBQ and my family just loved it. It sure was 100% better than any store bought one. Will keep on making this recipe from now on.

  3. Monica says:

    This sauce is just great. Loved it. I used it on my chicken but not on the BBQ so used it in my oven. Turned out perfectly. Very tasty.