If I am using store-bought sauce, I stick with Dinosaur BBQ sauce. It is the best, with minimal ingredients but the sweet yet tangy flavor gets me every time.
Last week, Jordan made his own BBQ chicken for dinner and the sauce was from scratch! It was fantastic; the rich, thick consistency but still using fresh, real, ingredients. I loved it. Here is the recipe, thanks to the famous Food Network!
1 slice bacon (we omitted because we do not eat bacon but feel free to add in)
1 bunch fresh thyme
Extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses (we used agave nectar in place)
2 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika if available
Freshly ground black pepper
I unfortunately don't have any extravagant photos to share, but I'm telling you, it was top-notch sauce. Give it a try!