Grilled Chicken in Kentucky Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

READY IN: 4hrs 40mins
Recipe by littleturtle

Unusual and very good. The bourbon gives the sauce a very distinctive flavor.

Top Review by gypsygal

Delicious & Very Easy to put together! I had 9 chicken legs to marinade, for the grill. I did make a slash on each side of the drumsticks before adding them to the marinade. They marinated for about 4 hours. I tasted the marinade whiling it was boiling down. I divided it in half and added 1 1/2 TBL. brown sugar to one half and continue to boil down each pot. I brushed half the legs with each pot of glaze. The glaze with the brown sugar did mute the taste of the Bourbon a little. DH and I loved this recipe and I will be making it with and without the brown sugar. Thank you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor or blender, combine all of the ingredients except for the chicken and ketchup and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour the marinade over the chicken, rub it in well, and refrigerate for 3-4 hours, turning the chicken over a couple of times while it's marinating.
  3. Grill the chicken over hot coals for about 10 minutes on each side; baste with marinade while grilling.
  4. Or broil chicken with marinade in a casserole dish at 350F for about 40 minutes, turning chicken and basting with pan juices a couple of times while it cooks.
  5. When the chicken is done remove it from the pan.
  6. Add ketchup to the remaining marinade and boil down until it is a thick dark sauce to coat the chicken with (about 5 minutes).

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