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This Grilled Chicken has a homemade Cherry Bourbon BBQ Sauce that is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy. The BBQ sauce is also great on pork chops and in baked beans. Perfect sauce for summer cooking.
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We grill a lot of chicken all year long and sometimes it can get boring with the same flavors. I have to change it up sometimes and try something new, like this easy homemade Cherry Bourbon BBQ sauce. The Spice House seasonings and some leftover cherry perserves along with a little bourbon made boring BBQ sauce amazing. Seriously.
Let me tell you a bit about The Spice House seasonings and what other great foods I used them on. First, Gateway to the North seasoning blend is what I used to season the chicken in this recipe and in the BBQ sauce. It’s also great on vegetables, salmon, and corn on the cob.
Vulcan Fire Salt is for those who love spice – it’s great on popcorn, corn on the cob, and a dash on foods you want to spice up. Back of the Yard seasoning blend is delicious on burgers! The last spice blend I tried was the Lake Shore Drive seasoning and it is amazing in deviled eggs.
The Cherry Bourbon BBQ sauce is super easy to make and can be made ahead of time. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Of course, if you prefer to bump up the hot sauce in the recipe or omit it, do it – suit your tastes. Be sure the sauce is cooled before you pour into a glass container to store it in the refrigerator.
BBQGuys are another of the sponsors for this week and they sent over this Weber iGrill Mini for me to try out. It’s an amazing little gadget, ya’ll! It syncs with your smartphone, and will allow you to grill the perfect chicken, burger, salmon, and more all with a click. By that I mean, you insert the thermometer into your meat and set the temp and time on the app. Of course, you have to still check your food but it will alert you when your food is at the desired internal temp. Pretty cool!
My Grilled Chicken with the Homemade Cherry Bourbon BBQ Sauce turned out amazing and perfectly cooked.
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Grilled Chicken with Cherry Bourbon BBQ Sauce
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 1 tsp The Spice House's Gateway to the North Seasoning
Cherry Bourbon BBQ Sauce:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 medium yellow onion finely minced
- 4 cloves garlic finely minced
- 1/2 cup bourbon
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 2 cups ketchup
- 1 cup cherry perserves
- 2 tsp The Spice House's Gateway to the North Seasoning
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or more if you like
- a few dashes of hot sauce optional
- In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil on medium heat.
- Add onion and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Then add garlic and cook another one minute.
- Add in bourbon and continue cooking about 3 minutes.
- Add in the tomato paste and whisk to break it up.
- Then, add all remaining sauce ingredients and whisk to combine.
- Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
- Once it's boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for about 15-20 minutes.
- Pour sauce through a fine mesh strainer to remive onion and garlic pieces if you prefer a smooth sauce.
- Set aside and cool. Store leftover bbq sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- When you are ready to grill, preheat grill to medium-high and then season each side of the chicken breasts with The Spice House's Gateway to The North Seasoning
- Then grill chicken breasts for about 9 minutes each side.
- If you are using the iGrill mini thermometer, you can set it up to alert you to turn the chicken. Also, set it up to reach an internal temp of 165 degrees.
- Once you turn the chicken, baste it with the Cherry Bourbon BBQ Sauce. Flip once more and baste again. Remove to platter to let rest a couple of minutes.
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