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Barbeque Sauce For Grilled Chicken

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins


Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbs white vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

The Rest

  • 4 lbs Chicken parts Legs, thighs, wings, breasts, skin-on
  • Salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Mix all sauce ingredients together in sauce pan
  • Cook on low, stirring occasionally for 10-15 mins
  • Refrigerate, set aside.
  • Use a pastry brush to coat the chicken pieces with oil and season with salt on all sides.
  • Preheat your grill, keep one side high with direct heat, and the other keep cool.
  • Lay the chicken pieces skin side down on the hottest side of the grill to sear the skin, and cook for 5-10 minutes, you want to achieve a nice sear without burning the chicken.
  • Turn the chicken pieces over and move them to the cool side of the grill, turning down the heat to 250-300 degrees F. Put grill lid down and cook for 20-25 minutes.
  • After 25 minutes, flip chicken and baste with the prepared BBQ sauce. Bake another 20 minutes.
  • Turn the chicken pieces over, basting them with sauce, covering, and cooking until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
  • Once your chicken reaches 160 degrees F, you want to turn the heat back up and finish them with a sear. Cook to between 163-170 degrees F. Higher temperature for dark meats.
  • Baste with barbecue sauce one final time and serve.


Cooking time will depend on your grill, the size of your chicken. If you are grilling smaller pieces of chicken on a charcoal grill, reduce the cook time.
Check internal temp throughout and cook chicken low and slow to achieve a juicy, delicious barbecue chicken.