Labor Day is coming up next week. Hooray for a holiday! This BBQ chicken is perfect for your holiday cookout. It was good and tangy! The original recipe was intended to be a mop sauce for smoking chickens. We don’t have a fancy smoker (yet), so I decided to marinate some chicken and smoked sausage overnight in the mixture.
I had some concerns because the marinade had so much apple cider vinegar, but I couldn’t taste it after the meat was cooked. I think the beer and BBQ sauce mellowed it out. Use your favorite beer and BBQ sauce in the marinade. I used a Miller Light and KC Masterpiece Original BBQ sauce.
I have also made this marinade with apple juice instead of the beer. It was equally delicious!
We brushed the chicken and sausage with some additional BBQ sauce to finish it off. This was out-of-this-world delicious! We are making this again for Labor Day. This was some of the best BBQ chicken we’ve ever had (if not the best).
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup beer (Miller Light) or apple juice
- ½ cup BBQ sauce (KC Masterpiece)
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- 2 ½ Tbsp hot sauce
- 2 lbs boneless chicken or combination of chicken, sausage and pork
Whisk together apple cider vinegar, beer or apple juice, BBQ sauce, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Pour marinade over meat and marinate overnight.
Grill meat until done. Brush with additional BBQ sauce before serving.