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Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce (Chicken)

Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce (Chicken)

With warmer weather upon us, it's time to bring out the grill and all its accessories - which includes a stockpile of BBQ Sauces! This absolutely tasty homemade hickory sauce is great on everything from chicken, to beef, and even tofu!
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  • Sauce
  • 1 cup Tomato Ketchup
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water if heating up prior
  • 1 tbsp Natural Hickory Liquid Smoke
  • 1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt or to taste


  • Combine ingredients together in a small saucepan and bring to a high simmer.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for an additional 8-10 minutes. Stir often and adjust heat accordingly. You don't want your sauce to burn!
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  • Apply to meat or store in an airtight container.


a. One of the greatest tips that was passed onto me, was to prep your meat ahead of time! For example, in our household we purchase our meat - chicken, beef etc. in bulk. We season them up, and portion into Ziploc bags. It makes weekday meals so much easier!
b. I also frequently get asked what I season my chicken with. Ultimately, it all comes down to preference and the dish I'm preparing. However, the base seasonings I use (for chicken) are paprika, salt, black pepper, parsley, garlic and onion powder.
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