The Best BBQ Sauce for Chicken

The Best BBQ Sauce for Chicken

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 ⅔ cup 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Seriously, this is the Best BBQ Sauce. It’s sweet, tangy, smoky and oh so tasty. This BBQ Sauce is absolutely delicious on everything!



  • 1 cup ketchup (refined sugar-free, if needed)
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup coconut sugar (can sub brown sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 6 drops liquid smoke
  • 1 large garlic clove, very finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small pot over medium high heat and whisk them together. Bring the pot to a boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the bbq sauce to cool before using or storing it.


Primal Kitchen is one brand that makes a refined sugar-free ketchup.