As the summer approaches we have started dusting off the grills and smoker in preparation of a flame enhanced good time. This year it is our goal to have more people over. While we have done a good job of having friends over in the past, i have been pregnant nearly all the time and it has really been hard for me to enjoy myself. So now we have moved on to this new phase in life and it is one where we get to know our friends again.
Living in North Carolina we have been following the success of the Carolina Hurricanes in the NHL playoffs and this has meant many many grilling opportunities. I will tell you if there is a ball or puck my husband will watch it and cheer on a team with a vengance! So hockey season is winding down, next up is baseball and then football. Ahh the never ending days of sports to come.
For all the men that come over i do quite a bit of cooking as most of them either have wives that don’t cook or are single and leftovers are always welcome. One of the hands down favorites is our patented BBQ Chicken. We mainly grill thighs because that is what we both prefer, but this sauce works on any piece of chicken.
Flowers BBQ Sauce
1 stick Butter
1 bottle Jack Daniels BBQ sauce ( we are partial to Honey and Masterpiece)
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup mustard
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp brown sugar
Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the rest of the ingredients over medium heat and allow to come to a boil. Remove from heat. Cook chicken on the grill, if doing breasts it is about 15-20 minutes per side. Brush the chicken with the sauce once cooked through and cook an additional 5 minutes per side. Brush with sauce once you turn them. I don’t recommend putting the sauce on for the whole time that the chicken is on the grill as the sauce will burn and that is just not good chicken. Also we have found that this recipe really does only taste this great with the Jack Daniels BBQ sauce none of the other brands have that distinct flavor.
That is SO not a plug for the sauce. Enjoy!