My husband and I are complete opposites.
I order chicken strips from a restaurant for the sole purpose of dipping sauces. I want all of the sauces. ALL OF THEM.
My husband? He orders the chicken strips for the protein and, like, meaty flavor.
Sometimes I take a plate full of french fries and just surround it with different dipping options – ketchup, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, mayo mixed with sirracha, mayo mixed with ketchup, and the list goes on.
If it’s a condiment, I will dip something in it.
Enter this ridiculous barbecue sauce made from mustard. Oh my word, you guys. I want to bathe in this stuff. I have a feeling it’s really good for your pores. I’ve been using it as a facial every night for a week now. Then I lick it off.
Even my husband loves this sauce and has dubbed any chicken it coats his “new favorite chicken.”
Let me put this into McDonald’s language for you guys: It tastes a bit like the Hot Mustard nugget sauce, but slightly more mellow. Famous Dave’s also has a version of yellow barbecue sauce that this is pretty similar to.
I like to cook chicken breasts on low in the slow cooker for 5-6 hours, shred, toss with this sauce, and then serve on buns. It’s such a quick and easy dinner and everyone I’ve served it to has requested the recipe. Even the barbecue haters. (Yes, barbecue haters really do exist. No, I don’t understand them either.)
You can also brush this on chicken as you grill it. It’d probably make a pretty fabulous pulled pork, too.
South Carolina Yellow BBQ Sauce
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 cup yellow mustard
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon mustard powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Melt the butter over low heat in a medium saucepan.
- Add the remaining ingredients to the pan and cook, whisking occasionally, over low heat for 30 minutes.
- Sauce will thicken slightly as it cools.
Tips & Notes:
lightly adapted from Simply Recipes