Grilling season is in full swing around these parts 🙂 and we are enjoying the flavors, scents and sounds of summer!
My family enjoys barbeque in all forms: beef, pork, seafood or poultry. It may have all started with my mother’s famous Pork Pulled Barbeque Sandwiches…mmmm. My hubby however, prefers boneless, skinless, lean chicken breasts above all other meat or poultry choices. So when I was asked to try Weber’s new and improved line of BBQ sauces, I knew that’s what I would try them out on!
The Weber line re-introduces four flavors of Weber BBQ sauces for at-home grillers – Original, Honey, Hickory and Sweet ‘N Spicy – as well as an entirely new Applewood Brown Sugar variety.
- Original-The perfect blend of natural spices and molasses deliver a sweet, thick taste
- Honey-Sweet and slightly tangy notes combine with subtle spice and fragrant honey for a satisfying bite
- Hickory-Natural hickory smoke melds with a blend of spices for hearty, robust flavor
- Sweet ’N Spicy-A colorful blend of chili pepper, chipotle and molasses results in a spicy flavor boost
- NEW Applewood Brown Sugar-Smoky Applewood combines with the sweetness of brown sugar for a deliciously unique taste
And, unlike most other barbecue sauces, the line continues to remain free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or artificial preservatives. So if you’re conscious of these things, it’s good to know they’re not an issue with this brand!
A couple of other nice things about Weber’s sauces, are that they are extra thick, so when you use them for grilling, they stick to the food better, AND they are available in grocery stores nationwide.
1. Years ago, a friend of mine gave me a tip on how to add moisture to chicken breasts before cooking them: marinate them in Italian dressing for at least 30 minutes, or even longer first. So that’s what I did to prepare my chicken.
2. Then I heated the gas grill to medium heat, and got my tools ready.
3. It’s imperative to have a clean dish to put your cooked chicken on when you are done grilling, so you don’t cross contaminate.
4. It’s hard to give an exact length of time it takes till it’s done, because grill temps and the thickness of your chicken breasts vary, but average for a medium to large breast is probably 7-8 minutes on each side, on medium to high heat. To be sure, check the internal temperature of the chicken, in its thickest part with a meat thermometer, 165 degrees is what is normally considered safe. I also like to put my BBQ sauce on towards the end of cooking, so that it doesn’t burn. I used the Sweet & Thick Original sauce! 🙂
To find out more about Weber sauces and seasonings, check out their Facebook page, and be sure to try out their newly reformulated BBQ sauces at your next cookout, party or backyard BBQ!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Weber Sauces & Seasonings. The opinions and text are all mine.