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Quick and Easy Grilled BBQ Chicken


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This Easy Grilled BBQ Chicken is the perfect recipe for gearing up for warmer weather. Made with just 4 simple ingredients, you’re going to love the flavor and taste.

This easy quick dinner is always a hit for families. I love to bounce back and forth between this tasty grilled chicken recipe and these Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowls. Both are fast and taste delicious.

Grilled BBQ chicken on wooden platter

Easy Grilled BBQ Chicken

Is it selfish to admit that I make this easy BBQ chicken recipe because I’m constantly craving the flavor? My kids don’t seem to mind because they love it as much as I do.

Keep in mind that once the weather turns nice, it’s perfectly fine to use your grill for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Why We Love This Recipe

easy grilled chicken on platter with BBQ sauce

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Chicken
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Substitutions and Additions

Chicken: I love this quick BBQ chicken because you can use any piece of chicken meat that you want for this recipe.

BBQ Sauce: Changing up the BBQ sauce every time is a simple way to change up the flavor of the dish.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

  • BBQ Grill
  • Meat Thermometer

How to Make Easy Barbecue Chicken

Since you only need four ingredients, it couldn’t be a simpler recipe to make. Just follow the simple steps below to get started.

Step 1

Preheat the grill to a medium-high temperature.

Step 2

Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel once it’s cleaned and ready to go.

Step 3

Put on a baking sheet in a single layer. Cover with olive oil. Sprinkle on salt and pepper. Flip and repeat on the other side. 

seasoning up the raw chicken

 Step 4

Put the chicken on the BBQ grill skin side down for about 15 minutes. The skin should be browned. Flip chicken and put on the BBQ sauce. Cook for another 15-20 minutes. Flip and put on more BBQ sauce. 

adding BBQ sauce to chicken on the grill

Step 5

Continue cooking for another 5 minutes or so and check the internal temperature. Once it hits 165 degrees, remove and place on serving platter.

Step 6

Let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes before eating. 

close up of bbq chicken on wooden serving platter

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Use a different type of meat: The great thing about this recipe is that you can use pork or even beef as well. It’s grilling season so it’s time to grill all the things!

platter full of bbq grilled chicken

Tips

  • Pay close attention to the temperature of the chicken. You don’t want to overcook or undercook the meat.
  • If you’re looking for a sticky glaze on your chicken, use a BBQ sauce that has the main ingredient as brown sugar. The sugar is what crystallizes and creates that sticky glaze.

FAQs

How to store

If you’re lucky enough to have leftover chicken, just store in a container with a lid and keep it cool in the fridge.

How to reheat

When you’re ready to eat it again, just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds until you get your desired temp.

How do you keep the chicken from sticking to the grill?

Spray your grill with non-stick cooking spray before adding on your chicken. This will keep the chicken from sticking and help your grill clean up better, too.

close up of grilled bbq chicken

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Quick and Easy Grilled BBQ Chicken

Don't miss out on this super simple grilled BBQ chicken recipe!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 6
Calories 407 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 pound chicken cut into pieces
  • 2 cups BBQ Sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the grill to a medium-high temperature.
  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel once it’s cleaned and ready to go.  
  • Put on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Cover with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle on salt and pepper.
  • Flip and repeat on the other side. 
  • Put the chicken on the BBQ grill skin side down for about 15 minutes. The skin should be browned.
  • Flip chicken and put on the BBQ sauce.
  • Cook for another 15-20 minutes.
  • Flip and put on more BBQ sauce. 
  • Continue cooking for another 5 minutes or so and check the internal temperature. Once it hits 165 degrees, remove and place it on a serving platter.
  • Let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes before eating.

Nutrition

Calories: 407kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 25gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1566mgPotassium: 250mgSugar: 22gVitamin A: 152IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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grilled bbq chicken on a wooden platter with title text reading the best Grilled BBQ Chicken

3 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Grilled BBQ Chicken”

    • Yes, here’s a broccoli salad that would go great with the chicken: https://wondermomwannabe.com/creamy-broccoli-salad/

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