Apple BBQ Grilled Chicken

Apple BBQ Grilled Chicken – only 4 ingredients including the chicken! SO good!!! We actually made it twice in one week. Apple juice, brown sugar, BBQ sauce and chicken. We like to brush the chicken with extra BBQ sauce before taking it off the grill. Such an easy weeknight meal. Great as a main dish, on top of a salad or chopped up in a wrap! The whole family LOVES this easy grilled chicken recipe!

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Easy & Delicious BBQ Grilled Chicken

New favorite alert! This Apple BBQ Grilled Chicken is crazy good! It is also super easy to make. There are only 4 ingredients – including the chicken! You can’t beat that! We brushed the chicken with some extra BBQ sauce before removing it from the grill. YUM! We loved this chicken so much, that we actually made it twice last week! The leftovers are great for a quick lunch.

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Tips for Grilling Chicken on Grill

This Apple BBQ Grilled Chicken is marinated in a combination of apple juice, brown sugar, and BBQ sauce. Make sure to use a BBQ sauce that you like. It gives the chicken most of its flavor, so you want to use a good BBQ sauce. I let the chicken marinate overnight in the marinade. I think the longer the better!!! If you don’t have that long to let the chicken marinate, let it hang out in the marinade for at least 2 or 3 hours.

My number one tip for grilling chicken breasts is to pound the chicken to an even thickness. We place the chicken in a ziplock bag and use a meat mallet to pound the chicken so it all the same thickness. There is nothing worse than a half juicy, half dry piece of chicken. Pounding the chicken breasts to an even thickness will ensure that the chicken cooks evenly.

We grill exclusively on a charcoal grill. My number one tip for grilling on charcoal is to use a charcoal starter. There is nothing worse than having your food taste like lighter fluid! Ditch the lighter fluid and use a charcoal starter. Here is a post that tells you how to use a charcoal starter with a video: https://www.plainchicken.com/grilling-101-how-to-use-charcoal-starter/

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What to Serve with BBQ Grilled Chicken

We absolutely LOVED this yummy Apple BBQ Grilled Chicken. We love it so much that I usually double the recipe so we can eat leftovers during the week. This chicken is great as a main dish, chopped up on top of a salad or leftover in a chicken wrap. YUM! Here are a few of our favorite side dishes that go with this yummy Apple BBQ Grilled Chicken:

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Apple BBQ Grilled Chicken

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Apple BBQ Grilled Chicken – only 4 ingredients including the chicken! SO good!!! We actually made it twice in one week. Apple juice, brown sugar, BBQ sauce and chicken. We like to brush the chicken with extra BBQ sauce before taking it off the grill. Such an easy weeknight meal. Great as a main dish, on top of a salad or chopped up in a wrap! The whole family LOVES this easy grilled chicken recipe! #grilling #chicken #bbq #grilledchicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 6 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Instructions:

  • Whisk together apple juice, brown sugar, and BBQ sauce.
  • Place chicken in a gallon ziplock bag. Pour marinade over chicken. Seal bag and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours or up to overnight.
  • Remove chicken from marinade. Grill until done, 10 to 12 minutes, until internal temperature is 165ºF.
  • Brush chicken on both sides with additional BBQ sauce before removing from grill, if desired.

Notes:

Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness before marinating to ensure even cooking.
To cook chicken without a grill, pan sear chicken in a skillet or grill pan for 3 or 4 minutes per side. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes, until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
I used Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce. I also like Stubb’s BBQ sauce.

Steph

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