As you all know, I am from South. If you know anything about the South, BBQ is a beloved Southern food. My Dad, Mark McMasters, actually owned a BBQ restaurant for about 8 1/2 years. For those 8 years of my life, I pretty much lived and breathed our BBQ restaurant! Now, the main BBQ sauce that we used at the restaurant was a secret family recipe, and I tell you what, it was gooooood. It is called McMasters Hawg Sauce (come on y’all, you gotta really get that drawl going when you pronounce haaawwwg).
Long story short, we had to shut the restaurant down in 2011 as a result of the recession, but my Dad still really wanted to do something with his sauce. Seriously, it’s SO good. So, he worked for years to get it bottled and about two years ago, he succeeded! There it is, pictured above. Let me tell you something I haven’t said yet. This stuff is GOOD. 😉 It is not like any sauce you’ve ever had. It’s a little sweet but it’s also tangy and works as a great base sauce for so many items beyond BBQ.
Being the amateur cook that I am, I decided to try out a different kind of dish with my Dad’s sauce. I basically just used what I had in the kitchen that day, and that day we had fresh pineapple. First, I decided I wanted to thicken, sweeten and spice it up all at the same time and use it on chicken. I did that, but then I wanted more than just the chicken. I saw the fresh pineapple on the counter and thought, “why not!?”.
To my surprise, my parents tried it and loved it! We decided to use the recipe on my Dad’s website (seriously, check out his sauce. It’s amazing, lip-smacking and versatile) and it’s turned into a popular staple! Naturally, I have to post my Pineapple Chicken Recipe to my blog.
So, below is the recipe that actually comes directly from www.hawgsauce.com. Give it a try and let me know what you think! 🙂
A tropical barbecue masterpiece.
3 boneless chicken breasts (or 6 chicken tenderloins)
One can of pineapple (or 1 and 1/2 cups of cut up fresh pineapple)
1 and 1/2 cups of McMasters’ Hawg Sauce
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 tablespoons of corn starch
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1. Add ingredients for glaze in a pot and bring to boil on the stove top until thick and syrupy.
2. Put chicken in a glass dish and pour glaze over the chicken.
3. Pour pineapple over the chicken on top of the glaze.
4. Place in oven. (For chicken breasts, cook at 375 degrees for approximately 30 to 45 minutes. For chicken tenderloins, cook approximately 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is done.)
I hope you guys enjoy it!
The Liberty Belle