Honey Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Breasts Recipe

If you are thinking of barbecue that is sticky, sweet, red glaze smothering juicy cuts of slightly charred meat, then this Honey Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Breasts recipe is for for you. Doesn't the picture just say delicious BBQ to you?! The mixture of mustard, vinegar, molasses, and honey is enough to make your mouth water, but the smokey hint of bourbon pushes it all over the edge.

Prep time: 30 minutes, Serves 4

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp chile powder
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp bourbon (optional)
  • 6 natural chicken breast halves, bone in, skin on 1 tbsp coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp black pepper
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the next 7 ingredients. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook slowly for 20 minutes; until the sauce thickens. Stir in bourbon. Prepare a medium-hot fire in the grill.
  • Mix salt and pepper together. Sprinkle over chicken breasts and under the skin.
  • Grill chicken about 10 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Reserve 1 cup of barbecue sauce. Brush chicken lightly with remaining sauce and cook for 2 minutes longer.
  • Place chicken on a platter and cover loosely with foil until ready to serve.
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