This delicious, clean-eating barbecue sauce will have you wondering why you ever bought the stuff!
Let me just say that I hope you guys really love this one, because I worked for it. My family worked for it (well, sort of. They had to eat quite a few BBQ-related meals practically in a row. Oh darn.) It is the product of blood, sweat and tears. Ok, so no blood or tears went into the making of this barbecue sauce, but I did make what felt like a gazillion batches until I felt that it was juuuust right, Goldilocks-style. There probably was some sweat, though. It is summer, people, it’s freaking hot in herrr. Oh, I put the love in it, too, in case you were wondering.
Since I’m keeping this short and sweet, on to our bonus recipe… BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza!
Did you know that the California Pizza Kitchen invented the barbecue chicken pizza? I saw that on TV once (and just now I googled it, ya know, for you). You may remember my love for them from my Apple-Goat Cheese Pizza post. Anyway, I’ve had the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza at CPK and they’re the only place that I know of that puts cilantro on it and it’s RIDICULOUS. Hence, the cilantro. I’m betting that adding some extra veg would be great in this also, but today, I went classic 🙂
The awesome thing about the sauce recipe is that it freezes beautifully! I made a large batch and then froze it in 1/2 cup increments (4 servings). When I want to defrost, I take the frozen sauce out of the plastic bag, put it in a microwave safe dish and set it to defrost, stirring it every once in a while until it’s warm. Instant yum!