Cornell Barbecue Chicken Sauce

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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 3 1/3 cups (48 servings)
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This is the famous barbecue sauce created at Cornell University's Farm Home Extension in the 1950's. It is absolutely delicious on chicken. Give this mainstay sauce a try next time you grill wings, drumsticks, thighs, or breast meat.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon​ 
  • poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

How to Make It

1. Place all of the sauce ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Marinate chicken in sauce for at least 1-2 hours (overnight is good), or use as a baste while cooking.  If you opt to use as a baste, stop using the last 10-12 minutes of cook time.  Since the sauce contains a raw egg, this will ensure that the sauce is well cooked by the time the chicken has finished grilling.

2. The sauce can be made up to 24 hours in advance and stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

Do not store any longer than the time mentioned above. Use sauce as instructed and discard any remaining sauce.