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Crisping up bacon, cooking onions and garlic in the fat, and adding a shot of bourbon gives this barbecue sauce a smoky base. Slather it on whatever kind of chicken you like and grill until the sauce has turned into a thick, dark shellac. Serve with a Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad to round out your summertime meal.
Special equipment: You’ll need a pastry brush or barbecue basting brush for this recipe.
Game plan: You can make the sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 1 month.