Friday, May 17, 2013

Key Lime BBQ Chicken

A few years ago we went on a cruise that included a stop in Key West.  We visited a place called Kermit's Key Lime Shoppe.  We sampled all kinds of goodies.  One of our favorites was the Sweet and Tasty BBQ Sauce.  Since we couldn't bring home a pie or ice cream,  we brought home a bottle of the BBQ Sauce.   We used it up pretty quickly and I decided that I would try to make it at home.  I can't wait to go back to Key West, but at least now I can make the BBQ Sauce  at home.  

Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup of Ketchup
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • A couple dashes of Onion Powder
  • A couple dashes of Ground Mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons Key Lime Juice
  • 3-4 Boneless Chicken Breasts (cut into cubes)
Combine all ingredients except chicken and mix well.  It's best if you can use fresh Key Lime juice, but if you can't find the limes you can use Key West Lime Juice.  I bought it at my local Wegmans grocery store.  They also sell the Nellie and Joe's Brand on Amazon.

Skewer the chicken 5-6 pieces per skewer.  If using wooden sticks make sure to soak them first.
Divide the sauce in half reserving half for dipping.  You don't want to contaminate the dipping portion with raw chicken.  Place chicken on grill WITHOUT sauce!  Cook them almost all the way through and then brush all sides with the sauce.

I served it with Honey Grilled Pineapple and Better than Rice-a-Roni Rice Pilaf.

This recipe was featured on our 30 Days of Dinners June Menu, Make sure to check out all of the other great recipes on this month's menu!