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Monday, July 2, 2012

barbecue chicken with a texas twist! ♥

Here is a great recipe for barbecued chicken, living in Texas years ago I loved all the barbecue! Here is a healthy version with homemade texas sauce, a surefire pleaser for your fourth of july party!

BBQ Chicken Recipe
  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless and cut in half
  • ½ cup butter, melted I use fat free of course!
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Barbeque sauce of your choice (see my moppin sauce recipe below)...
Directions:Preheat the grill for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat to low or medium. Combine the garlic powder with the melted butter.
Wash and trim the chicken breast halves, blot dry with paper towel, and put in a single layer on a plate. Brush the chicken with the garlic butter, then put the buttered side down on the preheated grill. Butter the other side. Then apply barbeque sauce to that same side, put the cover on the grill and cook for 5 minutes. Flip to the other side and apply more butter and BBQ sauce, cover the grill and cook for 5 more minutes.
Flip chicken pieces over, apply more BBQ sauce and grill for 2 minutes more, and flip to other side, apply BBQ sauce and grill for 2 minutes more. (Keep the grill covered during the cooking process.)
Turn your grill to high, sprinkle the leftover butter over the chicken (BE CAREFUL, AS THE GRILL WILL FLAME). Let the chicken set for 30 seconds, flip over once for 30 seconds. Before you remove the chicken, lightly spread barbeque sauce on the top of the chicken then remove from the grill. This is the secret for the best barbequed chicken!

Here is the recipe for the Texas "Moppin" Sauce....

Texas Moppin Sauce


1 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. light brown sugar
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. crushed red chile flakes
1 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
1 tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. anise seeds
½ tsp. cumin seeds
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups ketchup

Puree vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire, chile, cilantro, salt, anise, cumin, and garlic in a blender; pour into a 4-qt. saucepan with ketchup. Cook, stirring, over medium heat, until thickened, about 30 minutes. enjoy!


  1. Wow Kira, I love that you used cilantro and anise in this sauce. What a unique and savory blend of spices to pair with chicken.
    I also owe you a BIG apology. You were so kind to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award and I had a HUGE blonde moment and completely spaced it out. My sincere apology along with true gratitude for the honor.

  2. No apologies needed love your blog! :) well deserved! Cilantro is that Texan kick that adds that's special pizazz :)