Georgia Gold BBQ Sauce

Georgia Gold BBQ Sauce Chicken Recipe – seriously delicious!! Grilled chicken basted in a delicious homemade honey mustard bbq sauce. Classic yellow mustard, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, molasses, honey, butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, and seasoned salt. Can make BBQ sauce ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to cook chicken. This stuff is AMAZING! Perfect for your next cookout!

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Copycat KFC Georgia Gold BBQ Sauce

You’re gonna want to fire up the grill ASAP for this delicious Georgia Gold BBQ Sauce! OMG! SO good. The BBQ sauce has quickly become a favorite. I’ve been putting it on everything. Chicken, pork, chicken fingers, ham sandwiches, and more. It is seriously delicious!

Now you might ask, what is Georgia Gold Barbecue Sauce. It is a mustard-based barbecue sauce made with cider vinegar, molasses, honey, and seasonings. It is a very unique barbecue sauce that is sure to become a favorite! One bite and you are sure to become a fan of this Georgia gold flavor too!

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How to Make Sweet Georgia Gold BBQ Sauce

This sauce is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a small pot, combine yellow mustard, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, molasses, honey, butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and dried oregano. Whisk to combine and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

To make our bbq chicken recipe, season chicken pieces with BBQ seasoning on both sides to make the chicken. Prepare the grill. Cook the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF. Brush the chicken with the barbecue sauce on both sides before removing it from the grill.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can make the sauce in advance and refrigerate it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • The sauce will keep for 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Our favorite way to serve this sauce is brushed on grilled chicken pieces. It is equally delicious on pork chops and pork tenderloin.
  • Serve as a dipping sauce with fried chicken or chicken tenders.
  • Is Georgia Gold Sauce spicy? There is a small kick from the cayenne pepper in the spice mixture.
  • For a spicier sauce, add a dash of hot sauce such as tabasco sauce.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade BBQ Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/bbq-seasoning/
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What to Serve with Georgia Gold Recipe

This honey-mustard sauce is a new favorite in our house. I always have a jar in the fridge. KFC’s version is served with dill pickle slices on top of the chicken. You can also chop up the grilled chicken and serve it on buns for delicious bbq chicken sandwiches. This sweet tangy sauce is SO versatile!

We like to serve the chicken with some baked beans, potato salad, or mac & cheese. Here are a few of our favorite side dishes from the blog that go great with this tangy mustard sauce:

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Georgia Gold BBQ Chicken

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Georgia Gold BBQ Chicken – seriously delicious!!! Grilled chicken basted in a delicious homemade honey mustard bbq sauce. Yellow mustard, dijon mustard, cider vinegar, molasses, honey, butter, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano and seasoned salt. Can make BBQ sauce ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to cook chicken. This stuff is AMAZING! Perfect for you next cookout!! #grilling #bbqsauce #grilledchicken

Ingredients:

Georgia Gold BBQ Sauce

  • ½ cup yellow mustard
  • cup dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp molasses
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • tsp garlic powder
  • tsp black pepper
  • ¾ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ Tsp seasoned salt

Chicken

  • 2 Tbsp BBQ seasoning
  • 3 pounds boneless chicken tenders, breasts or thighs

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients for BBQ sauce in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  • Season chicken with BBQ seasoning on both sides. Prepare grill and cook chicken until almost done.
  • During last few minutes of cooking, baste chicken on both sides with BBQ sauce.

Notes:

You can use our Homemade BBQ Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/bbq-seasoning/
Can use any cut of chicken you prefer – breasts, thighs, tenders, or legs.
Can use bone-in or boneless chicken.
Cook chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
To cook chicken breasts without a grill, pan sear 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
 

Steph

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  1. This recipe is excellent!! We did it on grilled chicken with corn on the cob and fried pickles! I am putting it on pork chops next time around!! Next time I will add a little cayenne for a smidge more heat but other than that incredible! I posted a picture under the feedback for the Pinterest pin. 😁

  2. Excellent sauce, nice change from a barbecue sauce. Fabulous on pork chops. Letting the sauce sit a couple of days to let the ingredients marry is the key.

  3. I have had this sauce at other folks homes and enjoyed it. Time to step up and do this for Father's Day weekend. Others have called this Carolina Gold. Not sure if these two versions have all the same ingredients but the picture tells me yes.

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