Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Serves 4 (serving size: 6 oz. chicken and 1/2 cup potatoes)

We speed up this cookout classic by using boneless chicken thighs and a hot grill pan. You’ll be amazed out how quickly a homemade barbecue sauce comes together; it's great for making just what you need (no half-empty bottle lurking in your fridge) with less added sugar and salt than store-bought. Look for refrigerated mashed potatoes in the prepared foods aisle of the supermarket, usually with the refrigerated fresh pastas. Besides mashed potatoes, you could also serve the chicken with grilled corn on the cob or roasted sweet potato wedges.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place 1/2 cup ketchup mixture in a small bowl. Add chicken to remaining ketchup mixture; toss. Let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

Heat a grill pan over medium-high. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove chicken from ketchup mixture; discard ketchup mixture. Add chicken to pan; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done, brushing occasionally with reserved 1/2 cup ketchup mixture. Remove chicken from pan; sprinkle with salt.

Step 3

Heat potatoes according to package directions. Serve with chicken.