BBQ Chicken Dinner

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For my first inspiration driven post, I decided to make something for Mr. H. BBQ sauce has never been something I’ve been fond of. I never considered it worthy of my taste buds and never thought I would have to. Then I fell for a man who absolutely loves BBQ and BBQ sauce as a primary accessory to chicken (and ribs.) After four years of dating now, I have decided to open up and try to appreciate BBQ sauce. He’s made some BBQ chicken for me with store bought BBQ sauce, but I found a recipe through Foodgawker for homemade sauce that requires no cooking. Yes, you read that right. NO-cook BBQ sauce.

Big thanks to Simply Scratch for the homemade BBQ Sauce recipe.. Here’s how it went down:
Sauce Ingredients
BBQ Sauce


    BBQ Sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2-1/2 tsp. Ground Mustard
  • 2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
    For the Chicken
  • 3 Chicken Breasts


    BBQ Sauce
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until sugar dissolved and spices mixed throughout.
    For the Chicken
  1. Trim breasts to remove undesired skin/fat. Cut breasts into whatever size you desire.
  2. Marinate chicken for one hour in homemade BBQ Sauce from above. Flip and squish chicken around in sauce after 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  4. Place chicken pieces on a roasting rack and bake for one hour. Every 15 minutes, flip chicken over and apply more BBQ sauce.
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Chicken in marinade
Chicken coming out of the oven.


For our sides, I just pan fried up a frozen broccoli and cauliflower mix. I added a little salt and pepper and a tablespoon of butter. They were still firm and weren’t quite as boring as regular broccoli and cauliflower. And I love macaroni and cheese. It was a clear choice for the second side. The macaroni and cheese is obviously very cheap and from a box. Next time, I want to do homemade. But this box was lying around and needed using up… you get what you pay for.

THE VERDICT: I enjoyed the BBQ sauce. It wasn’t too overpowering. It was sweet. Mr. H’s only complaint was that it had too much mustard in it. (He’s not a mustard fan.) I think next time I’ll use a Ketchup without High Fructose Corn Syrup in it. Shame on me for being a wee bit stingy at the store