Master the BBQ: Juicy Chicken Breast Recipe

Grill juicy chicken breasts to smoky perfection with this easy BBQ recipe that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance!

Searching for the juiciest, most finger-licking bbq chicken breast recipe? Look no further! We’ve got the lowdown on turning those plain Jane chicken breasts into gloriously glazed BBQ masterpieces, complete with all the details you need. Ready to impress your taste buds? Let’s fire up that grill!

BBQ Chicken Breast

bbq chicken breast

Get ready for a journey to flavor town with this BBQ chicken breast recipe! Juicy, tender, and loaded with smoky goodness, this dish is perfect for backyard cookouts or weeknight dinners. The marinade packs a punch, while the grill (or your trusty oven broiler) takes it home. Fasten your taste buds—we’re firing up the flavor machine!

  • Cooking method: Grill/Broil
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10-15 minutes
  • Cuisine type: American


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Pound chicken breasts to even thickness for uniform cooking.
  2. In a bowl, combine BBQ sauce, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Marinate chicken in the mixture for at least 1 hour. For best results, marinate overnight.
  4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (around 400°F/204°C).
  5. Place chicken on the grill and cook for 5-7 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  6. Baste with additional BBQ sauce during the last few minutes of cooking.
  7. Remove chicken from the grill and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.


  • Alternative Ingredients: Try tangy mustard or spicy Sriracha in your marinade.
  • Garnishing Options: Fresh parsley, chopped cilantro, or a squeeze of lime juice.
  • Cooking Tips: Use a meat thermometer to prevent overcooking; nobody likes chicken jerky.