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chipotle bbq sauce in a glass bottle

Chipotle BBQ Sauce

  • Author: Jen Lopez
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Sauces
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This BBQ sauce is smoky, spicy, slightly sweet and with just the right amount of tang. It’s perfect on top of grilled chicken breasts, drumsticks and chicken thighs! This chipotle BBQ sauce is made with just a few ingredients and requires no cooking. This recipe is gluten-free and without any added preservatives.


  • 1 cup no sugar ketchup
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo chopped
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from the chipotle peppers
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion power
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop 3 chipotle peppers into small pieces and place into a small mixing bowl along with 1 tablespoon of the adobo sauce. 

  2. Add ketchup and the rest of the liquid ingredients (apple cider vinegar, honey, coconut aminos) and mix thoroughly.  Taste the sauce and add salt and pepper as needed. If you find you want a little more spice, you can add in additional chipotle adobo sauce or even chipotle powder until the desired level is reached.

  3. Add onion powder, smoked paprika and garlic powder to the mixing bowl and stir to combine.

  4. Add your sauce into an air tight container (I used these ones I found on Amazon) and use a brush to add to your favorite proteins on the grill or use as a dipping sauce. 


This recipe makes about 2 cups of sauce

Add additional chipotle peppers if you like more spice


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 22
  • Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 4.8
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0

Keywords: homemade, bbq sauce, chipotle