My cousin Molly came over last weekend to make homemade BBQ sauce with me. I cut up a whole chicken by myself (inspired by Autumn Makes and Does and armed with the knowledge from watching several instructional videos; this one was the best).
We grilled the chicken and added the barbecue sauce at the end and it was so good. The next day, this is what Jon and I made with the leftovers:
YUM. Cut up the chicken and add extra barbecue sauce, spoon it on a bun. Easy-peasy.
The next day, we made BBQ quesadillas.
(Please use your imagination and visualize the most beautiful quesadilla you’ve ever seen, because it was so good I did not have the presence of mind to take a photo, and for that I apologize).
It goes something like this….stack a flour tortilla with monterey jack cheese + onions (or scallions) + cooked chicken + BBQ sauce + lots of cilantro + more cheese then slap on another flour tortilla. Cook in a well-oiled skillet until the tortilla is crispy and golden brown and delicious. This one took 5 minutes to make for lunch.
I want you to try this homemade barbecue sauce, for real. It’s so easy. It’s made from pantry staples and tastes divine. You’re probably going to want to double it. You might not ever buy the bottled stuff again. I know I won’t.
Barbecue sauce recipe
Recipe courtesy of Real Simple