Darcy’s BBQ Sauce

I have been making this sauce for 25 years. It makes the best BBQ chicken and is a great complement for potato salad, grilled corn with cayenne butter, and a wedge of ripe water melon.

Darcy’s BBQ Sauce

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes



  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 minced red onion
  • 14 oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 orange, juiced try blood oranges when they are in season
  • ¼ cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp hot pepper sauce Tabasco is my fave
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ cup wine red or white, any wine will do
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a sauce pan on medeum heat
  • Add minced onion
  • Sautee onion for 5 minutes
  • Add the rest of the ingredients
  • Bring the sauce to a simmer, then lower the heat and cook about 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens


When marinating a whole chicken or bone in skin on chicken parts you can start marinating the night before grilling.
If you are using boneless, skinless chicken, only marinate for an hour. Otherwise, the chicken gets tough.
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