Best Grilled BBQ Chicken Recipe
The BEST BBQ Grilled Chicken
This is hands-down the BEST BBQ Grilled Chicken we’ve eaten. The chicken is marinated in a simple vinegar-based homemade bbq sauce made with cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire, ground mustard, onion, garlic, chili powder, and hot sauce. I’m not a big vinegar fan, but it totally works on this chicken. We brushed the chicken with some of our favorite bottled BBQ sauce before taking it off the grill.
This chicken is delicious! We both took one bite and were blown away. SO much amazing flavor! We ate this for lunch and leftover for dinner. I wish I had doubled the recipe! The leftovers are great on top of a salad or in a wrap. I guess I will just have to make this chicken again this weekend! YUM!
How to Grill BBQ Chicken on Charcoal
My number one tip for grilling chicken on the grill is to pound the chicken to an even thickness. We like to place the chicken breasts in a ziplock freezer bag and use a flat meat mallet to pound the chicken to an even thickness. Having the chicken at an even thickness will allow the chicken to cook evenly. No more half juicy, half dry chicken!
We use a charcoal grill and a charcoal chimney starter for grilling chicken. Do you use a charcoal starter? OMG! It is the only way to light charcoal. It is so easy and the charcoal doesn’t leave any taste on the food. I hate when we go to someone’s house and they grill with lighter fluid. I can taste it on the food. Using a charcoal starter avoids that! You only taste the yummy food! Here is a link to how we grill and use a charcoal starter with a video: https://www.plainchicken.com/2014/05/grilling-101-how-to-use-charcoal-starter.html
Chicken breasts will take about 12 to 15 minutes on the grill. It will just depend on the size of the chicken breasts. If the chicken is pink, it isn’t done. Use a meat thermometer and make sure the internal temperature is 165ºF. You don’t want undercooked chicken!
How to Grill Chicken in the Oven
How do you make this chicken without a grill? My preferred indoor cooking method for chicken is to pan sear the chicken breasts in the skillet for 3 to 4 minutes on each side and then finish it off in the oven at 400ºF for 10 minutes. You can add a drop or two of liquid smoke to the marinade if you want to give the chicken the smoky grill flavor.
What to Serve With the BEST Grilled BBQ Chicken
As I said, we LOVED this Grilled BBQ Chicken. It was seriously the BEST! It is super easy to make and packs a ton of flavor. I can’t wait to fire up the grill again for this chicken. We love to serve this BEST Grilled BBQ Chicken with some pasta or potatoes and some asparagus or green beans. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that goes great with this chicken:
- Creamy Noodles
- Au Jus Mushroom Rice
- Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes
- Instant Pot Baked Beans
- Cream Crack Potato Casserole
- Teriyaki Green Beans
MORE GRILLED CHICKEN RECIPES:
Rosemary Caesar Grilled Chicken
Apple BBQ Grilled Chicken
Spicy BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken
Brown Sugar Pineapple Chicken
Honey Orange Grilled Chicken
Charcoal Chimney Starter
BBQ Basting Brush
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