All-American Barbeque Chicken
 
 
Ingredients
  • 2 to 3 pounds chicken breasts or thighs
For the marinade:
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
For the Barbeque Sauce:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons liquid smoke (to taste)
Method
  1. Place chicken in a ziploc bag. Combine your marinade ingredients in a small bowl, then pour over chicken. Marinate 6 hours, or up to overnight, turning occasionally.
For the sauce:
  1. Combine water, onion, butter, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Return to boiling, then reduce heat and simmer for 50 to 60 minutes.
  3. Use sauce for basting the chicken during the last 10 minutes of grilling. Serve chicken with remaining sauce.
Notes
adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Tailgating Issue, 2011
Recipe by Kitchen Meets Girl at http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/all-american-barbeque-chicken/