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Here’s a delicious sauce to pour over your grilled chicken breasts. I would suggest you make the sauce before you leave for your picnic and carry it with you in your picnic cooler. When your chicken breasts are almost done, reheat this sauce on your grill and you’ll be ready for some great eating!


  1. 1 garlic clove minced
  2. 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  3. 1 tablespoon sour cream
  4. 1/2 cup diced onion
  5. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  6. 2 teaspoons dry white table wine or vermouth (save the good stuff for drinking)
  7. 3 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
  8. 4 chicken breasts
  9. 4 teaspoons butter or margarine


Sauté the onion and garlic in butter or margarine until the onion is translucent. This will take about two minutes. Add the pepper strips and cook, stirring occasionally until they’re tender crisp (about five minutes).

Meanwhile, measure the cream cheese, sour cream and wine into your blender. Add the peppers and onions to the blender and process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender as necessary. This is where I stop until I get to the park.

Once at the park, I take the sauce out of my picnic cooler and heat it in a covered saucepan on my portable grill over low heat until it’s heated throughout. Try hard not to allow the sauce to boil. Serve this sauce over grilled chicken for a great treat.


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Tips for Grilling with Barbecue Sauce

Because most of the sauces have a fair amount of sugar, they can burn easily when exposed to the heat of a charcoal grill.  Do not brush your grilled food with BBQ sauce until the last few minutes of grilling, or your favorite sauce could literally burn to a crisp. Also remember not to double dip in the sauce because it will cause cross contamination and you will have to toss out what is leftover.  Pour some in a separate container for basting.  You can use this barbecue sauce as a marinade.  It works best if you marinade your meat in the sauce overnight.

Southern Barbecue Sauce

This fruity sauce goes great with pork or chicken. You can keep this sauce in an airtight container for up to six weeks in the refrigerator.


2 tablespoons if vegetable oil
1 large Vidalia onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
2 cups of ketchup
½ cup of cola
½ cup of peach preserves
½ cup of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of spicy brown mustard
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
Hot red pepper sauce to taste (optional)

Cooking Instructions

Heat the oil in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cover. Cook stirring occasionally until the onions are tender. Stir in the garlic and cook for one minute.  Add the ketchup, cola, peach preserves, lemon juice, mustard and hot peppers and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes or until the sauce is reduced by about one fourth.   Stir often to be sure the sauce doesn’t stick.  Stir in the hot pepper sauce and transfer into a bowl to cool.

I know I mentioned this before but don’t forget about the cross contamination.

I really hope you enjoy this recipe for southern barbecue sauce.  You know, you’re going to need a picnic basket to carry all your goodies on your picnic.  Picnic Baskets and More has a great selection of wicker picnic baskets, barbecue tools and other picnic accessories.  Pay them a visit.  You’ll be glad you did.

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