It should come as no surprise to you that no, they don't sell bbq sauce here. I FINALLY found a recipe for bbq sauce that was simple enough for me to make while in Bosnia and tastes good, too. And it was about time because summer is just around the corner and bbq sauce screams summer time.
I made a few roasted vegetables to go along with the chicken--put them in the oven at the same time as the chicken they were done at the same time. Don't you love when things work out like that? The chicken was so moist and delicious when it was done. And oh, the roasted vegetables were so good! Perfect!
BBQ Sauce Chicken and Roasted Vegetables
(bbq sauce recipe adapted from Patti Cakes)
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder, more to taste
dash garlic powder
dash hot red chili powder (or tabasco sauce, or whatever hot powder/sauce you have on hand)
2 tablespoons honey, optional
4 chicken breasts
4 carrots, peeled and diagonally cut
2 bell peppers, thickly sliced
1 onion, cut into wedges
1 tablespoon brown sugar (or your BiH alternative)
salt and pepper
1) In a large bowl, combine all sauce ingredients. When well combined, place chicken in the bbq sauce and allow to marinate for at least three hours (I put my frozen chicken in the bbq sauce until it thawed out).
2) In a separate bowl, toss vegetables with brown sugar, a drizzle of oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
3) Place chicken and vegetables in separate greased roasting pans. Cook at 450 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until vegetables are soft and beginning to brown and chicken is cooked through. Enjoy!