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BBQ Sauce Drumettes Recipe

Barbecue Sauce Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • One 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • One 12 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons. kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika (not regular paprika)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/3 cup BBQ rub (I used Grill Mates Sweet & Smoky Rub)
  • 2  tablespoons yellow mustard

This recipe is easier than you might think. It’s worth a try and worth the credit you will get from your football crazy friends and family. First, defrost one or two bags of frozen chicken drumettes.

Sizzle olive oil in a pot.

Place diced onion into very small pieces and add to the oil. Cook until onions appear translucent.

Add tomato puree, tomato paste, water, vinegar & molasses.

While sauce is simmering, continue to  stir and add dark brown sugar, kosher salt, pepper, smoked paprika (not regular paprika), & chili powder.

Finally, add BBQ rub (I used Grill Mates Sweet & Smoky Rub), cranberry juice and yellow mustard.

Place sauce in blender and cover with lid. Blend until all tomatoes & onions blend into the sauce. Set aside.

Crockpot Drumettes

Brown about 2-3 pounds of chicken in olive oil until it the meat has browned on all sides. Place chicken drumettes into a deep pan or a crockpot and pour sauce over them.

Stir 1 1/2 cups water into to sauce. Place in oven on 300 degrees for about 2 hours.

When finished, drumettes will be bubbling with steamy goodness and ready to eat with a thick, red BBQ sauce.

Grilling Chicken

For barbecuing, turn grill on medium heat. Cook chicken until the thickest part reaches 165F when tested with a meat thermometer.

Brush sauce over meat a few minutes before it’s finished cooking so the sugars in the sauce don’t instigate burning.

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