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Barbecue Chicken

Dan and I have recently been treating ourselves to some of the best BBQ chicken ever--with homemade marinade and homemade BBQ sauce. One of the things I love about marinades are that they're very adaptable to what you have in your pantry! For mine, I just make a "base" that provides the bulk of the marinade and add in whatever spices I might have around. Marinade for a day or two in a plastic bag. Then while they're grilling, Dan keeps slathering on the BBQ sauce. We like ours very crispy! :)

Marinade
Base

4 T. soy sauce
1/4 c. olive oil
3 T. vinegar
2 T. mustard
1 T. honey
1-2 T. lime/lemon juice

Spices (1/2-1 tsp. of each)
oregano
basil
pepper
salt
paprika
chili powder
red pepper

Barbecue Sauce
(makes 2 cups)

2 T. butter
1/4 c. onion, finely chopped
1 c. water
1 c. ketchup
1 t. salt
1/4 t. black pepper
2 T. worcheshire saue
2 T. lemon juice
2 T. brown sugar
1 t. mustard

Saute the onion in the butter, add the remaining ingredients and simmer 20 minutes.

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