Sometimes even the best dinner intentions don't turn out the way that I planned. At 4:30 in the afternoon, I started preparing this meal - making the spice rub, mixing up the homemade barbecue sauce and prepping the chicken. I thought for sure that I was ahead of the game and that we would be happily gathered around the table, enjoying our chicken dinner by 6:00.
What I forgot to factor into my dinner plan was a check of the grill. Much to my surprise, we were completely out of charcoal. Soooo - one trip to the store and 2 hours later we were finally eating our barbecue chicken dinner.
Ultimate BBQ Chicken
1/3 cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 bone in, skin on chicken breast halves
Combine ketchup, water, honey vinegar and mustard in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened.
Place chicken on a hot grill and baste with barbecue sauce. Cook until chicken reaches and internal temperature of 165 degrees. Let rest 10 minutes. Serve with remaining sauce.
Despite the extended amount of time that it took ME to make this dinner, it really was a simple meal. The homemade rub and barbecue sauce really made this chicken extra special.
After appetizers of salad, broccoli and rolls, we ate this chicken for dessert. It was worth the wait though. Juicy, flavorful and smoky. A perfect barbecued chicken dinner.
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