Basting sauces are slightly different from marinades in that they are brushed onto the chicken while it is cooking. Apply sauces to chicken on the grill only during the last 10-20 minutes of cooking. This prevents overcooking.
Some of our favorite basting sauces:
- Original Barbecue Sauce: Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a fry pan. Add 1 small chopped onion and sauté. Stir in 1/4 cup minced celery, 1/2 cup water, 3/4 cup catsup, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Cook about 10 minutes over medium heat.
- Asian Mustard Sauce: In a small saucepan, mix together 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 tablespoons prepared mustard, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 tablespoons vinegar; bring to boil.