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Peach Bourbon BBQ Grilled Chicken

This BBQ chicken is coated in a delicious homemade peach bourbon BBQ sauce! It's SO flavorful and perfect for summer cookouts!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow or sweet onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup puréed peaches (about 3 large peaches, peeled and diced, then pureed in a food processor or blender)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • dash of hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  1. Heat a medium saucepan to medium-high heat. Add the butter, onion, and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened.

  2. Add the ketchup, bourbon, apple cider vinegar, puréed peaches, honey, molasses, mustard, Worcestershire, hot sauce, and pepper and whisk to combine.

  3. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently to make sure the bottom doesn't burn. If it starts really boiling, reduce to medium-low.

  4. For the chicken, preheat an indoor or outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and grill for 3 minutes per side. Baste liberally with the BBQ sauce, and grill for another 3 minutes per side. Keep basting with desired amount of sauce and grill until chicken is cooked through. Timing with vary depending on how thick the chicken breasts are. I ended up having to finish off mine in the oven because they were so big!