Grab This Easy Camping Recipe for the Best BBQ Chicken!

Looking for a recipe to start your spring camping trips off with a bang? Wow your entire family with this easy camping recipe for the best barbeque chicken! The secret is in the sauce – make it before you leave home and put it in a jar. Wait a minute – homemade barbeque sauce? You bet! It comes together in a snap with a handful of pantry and spice rack staples.

Barbeque Chicken Recipe

Best Barbeque Chicken

Barbeque sauce ingredients:

  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 heaping tsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 16 oz ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 Tbs white wine vinegar
  • 4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika

On barbeque day, you’ll want enough chicken wings and thighs for everyone.
Directions:

  • First, take a look at these ingredients. Ketchup. Brown sugar. Paprika. You’ve got this.
  • In a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat, place the olive oil, bacon, and thyme. Cook low and slow – don’t crisp the bacon too quickly.
  • Add the onion and garlic. Reduce heat if necessary – you want to cook the onion till translucent but without turning it brown. This step should take about 5 minutes.
  • Add all other ingredients and stir well. Cook for about 20 minutes over low heat.
  • When finished, remove from heat and let cool. Transfer sauce to either a 32 oz jar with a lid, or (better yet) a squeeze bottle. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.


    On barbeque day, fire up the grill and turn your oven on to 375. Set aside some of the barbeque sauce for extra serving sauce at the table. Then do the following:
  • Blot chicken pieces dry with a paper towel and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer chicken to grill and cook for 5 minutes per side.
  • Remove chicken from grill (after about 10 minutes total) and place on a cookie sheet that’s been lined with foil and sprayed with nonstick spray. Place the pan of chicken in the preheated oven.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then baste it liberally with your reserved barbeque sauce. Return to the oven for 30 minutes, basting again after another 15 minutes. (Total cooking time: about 45 minutes, with bastings happening at the 15 and 30 minute marks.)
  • Remove from the oven when a thermometer reads 175 degrees F. Serve with the extra barbeque sauce to applause and much acclaim.


Spring and summer are the ultimate seasons for grilling and barbequing – and they’re the ultimate seasons for camping trips in your new or used RV! Whatever your cooking style is while you’re on the road, we can get you squared away in the perfect RV for your needs. Contact us today!

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