Top 10 BBQ Chicken Recipes


The best bbq chicken recipes are loaded with flavor. They don’t require complicated marinades or rubs, but they still keep the chicken moist and juicy all the way through.

These easy grilled barbecue chicken recipes are sure to please the whole family. The savory, spicy blend of seasonings will have you hooked before you know it.

1. Smoked Jalapeno Chicken

Smoked jalapeno chicken poppers with a cheese filling and bbq sauce wrapped in bacon. These are a super mouthwatering appetizer that is sure to please your guests!

First start by brining the chicken breasts in a mixture of water and salt for about an hour before smoking. This adds moisture to the meat that helps it cook better.

2. Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken is one of the most popular Chinese takeout dishes. It’s a crispy battered chicken piece, tossed in a delicious sauce with pineapple chunks or bell peppers.

Thankfully, this classic can be made at home with a few pantry staples. It’s easy and quick to make and will wow your family and friends!

3. Barbecue Chicken Salad

Tangy BBQ chicken is tossed with crunchy romaine, sweet corn, sharp red onions, juicy tomatoes, fresh cucumber, shredded cheese and tortilla strips. It’s finished with a barbecue ranch dressing.

It’s a tasty and satisfying salad that makes a great meal any day of the week. Prep time is minimal, and it’s easy to make ahead.

4. Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Garlic Parmesan Chicken is a delicious Italian-inspired dish that’s sure to please. It’s easy to make and has a lot of flavor.

Start by seasoning chicken breast halves with garlic powder, Italian seasonings, salt and pepper. Add them to a skillet and cook on medium heat for 5-6 minutes until they turn golden.

5. Smoked Barbecue Chicken Breasts

Smokey chicken breasts are a great addition to any meal. They can be served with a variety of side dishes, such as cole slaw and barbecue sauce.

The best way to smoke chicken is on a pellet smoker. These are easy to use and require very little work!

6. Sweet and Sour Barbecue Chicken Wings

If you’re a big fan of sweet and sour chicken, you’ll love these oven baked wings that are doused in a sticky sweet and sour sauce. They’re crispy and delicious – you’ll want to make them for game day or as an easy appetizer!

To bake these crispy sweet and sour barbecue wings, use a roasting rack placed inside of a baking pan. This will elevate the wings and help to ensure even cooking.

7. Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

Smokey BBQ pulled chicken slathered in a sweet-and-savory homemade sauce is piled onto soft hamburger buns for an easy lunch or dinner. Pair with a simple coleslaw for a delicious sandwich that’s a winner!

These slow cooker bbq chicken sandwiches are an ideal weeknight meal. Add the ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on high 3-4 hours or low 5-6 hours.

8. Honey Garlic Barbecue Chicken

Sweet honey, tangy garlic and spicy red pepper flakes dress up ordinary chicken in this easy weeknight dinner recipe!

The sauce is simple, but it delivers big flavor that the whole family will love.

I like to make this with tender, juicy chicken thighs, but you can use whatever you have on hand! Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

9. Honey Garlic Barbecue Chicken Thighs

This sweet and savory honey garlic bbq chicken is a quick and easy weeknight meal that everyone will love. Serve it with glazed baby carrots, white rice, or roasted broccoli for the perfect meal!

This recipe uses boneless skinless chicken thighs, which are moist and juicy. They are also less likely to dry out on the grill.

10. Honey Garlic Barbecue Chicken Legs

Sweet and sticky honey garlic barbecue sauce makes these chicken legs a perfect dinner. They are one of my go-to recipes for busy weeknights, and everyone raves about them.

Tender and juicy chicken thighs are coated in a sweet and savory glaze made of honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. The recipe is quick and easy!

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