White trash BBQ sauce

I’ve been trying to be more adventurous with the grill this year and find more marinades and basting items to make things more fun, easy and something that i can leave for the hubby to take care of!

Hubby has had this Back Yard Grilling Cookbook since he moved out, and we have found a couple super duper winner.

This particular recipe had a good name and the basic ingredients sounded good, and then I started to make it and it was a little crazy – 3/4 a cup of yellow mustard… woah…  It just felt wrong to squeeze and squeeze and squeeze to fill the measuring cup.

Little did I know how good it would turn out – so the trick was really on me!

Carolina-Style Barbecue Chicken


  • 2-3 chicken breasts (boneless skinless)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (divided)
  • 3/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hot cayenne pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tespoon black pepper
  • Red Pepper Flakes to taste
  • Cayenne Power – or hot pepper powder – to taste


Make Marinade:

  • Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and the rest of the ingredients – leaving some of the hot spices for later.
  • Take 1 cup of the marinade, and place it over chicken in marinader or plastic bag
  • Marinate for 1 hour to over night.
  • Store the rest of the marinade for later

The rest:

  • Pour remaining mixture into a small sauce pan. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar.
  • Add additional heat (sauce and powder) to taste through out
  • Bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat
  • Simmer 5-15 minutes – till sauce is the consistency desired.
  • Stir often
  • Reserve for serving sauce.


  • Place chicken on the grill. Cook for 10-20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Turning and basting with the left over marinade.
  • Do not base during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Discard any remaining marinade.
  • Serve chicken with reserved sauce  (serving size is 1/2 pieces with 1-2 tablespoons of sauce)

There was enough extra sauce, we’ll be putting it on our burgers tonight!