Savory Chicken Barbecue Sauce

Savory Chicken Barbecue Sauce

This easy recipe for chicken contains just the right amount of spice for grilled chicken. This classic recipe is adapted from the 1965 Barbecue Book from Better Homes and Gardens.

Savory Chicken Barbecue Sauce


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Use to brush on chicken on the barbecue as it cooks.

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