Honey Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Breasts

  • Rating ****

Serves 4

When char-grilled to perfection, chicken, turkey and duck take on the smoky flavors of the grill and are transformed into juicy masterpieces.


  • 2 tablespoons 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 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 6 natural chicken breast halves, bone in, skin on


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 degreees 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

Recipe reprinted by permission of Henry's Farmers Market. All rights reserved.

RecID 7133

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