I can't believe I haven't posted this recipe for Grilled BBQ Chicken already! It's been almost 2 months since I posted teaser pictures on my Drumstick Party post. Oops! Fortunately there is still plenty of summer time left to fire up that grill and enjoy some tasty Grilled BBQ Chicken.
Homemade barbecue sauce is one of the easiest things to make using simple pantry ingredients. I have several homemade versions that I love. Each one is a little different and each one has its time and place. This recipe below is based on the sauce from my Pulled Chicken Sandwiches. I absolutely love the spice combination in that recipe and thought it would translate nicely to the grill. We were so pleased with the result, this is now my go-to recipe for any time we want a classic Grilled BBQ Chicken!
Grilled BBQ Chicken
Yields 4 servings
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 4-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Cooking spray or oil, for grill
- In a small bowl, mix ketchup and next 8 ingredients (through cumin) until sauce is combined. Set aside.
- Put chicken in a Ziploc bag and pour half of the sauce in the bag, making sure chicken get coated. Put in refrigerator for at least an hour (to overnight).
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Spray the grates with grill cooking spray (or rub with oil), if needed.
- Put chicken on grill and discard the bag with marinade. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Serve with additional sauce, as desired.