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19 Best Barbecue Chicken Recipes for Summer Grilling

JANUARY 25, 2023
19 Best Barbecue Chicken Recipes for Summer Grilling
Summertime isn't complete without a few good barbecue chicken recipes. We've gathered the very best recipes that are sure to be a hit with your friends and family. Whether you're looking for an easy weeknight meal or something a bit more involved, you'll find the perfect recipe for your next cookout. Grill it, shred it, or bake it – these recipes will have everyone asking for seconds. Get ready to fire up the grill and enjoy some of the juiciest, flavorful, and tender chicken recipes you've ever had!
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Baked BBQ Chicken

This easy Oven Baked BBQ Chicken makes a sweet, tangy, smoky, sticky barbecue chicken that is perfect for a summer party or dinner, or when it is too hot or cold to grill outside.
3
508
55 min
TOTAL TIME
446
CALORIES
$1.04
PER SERVING
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Baked BBQ Chicken
The Endless Meal

Stovetop BBQ Chicken

Stovetop BBQ chicken is a quick and easy recipe that you can make year-round whenever you're craving BBQ flavor. No need to fire up the grill!
41
819
8
15 min
TOTAL TIME
326
CALORIES
$0.75
PER SERVING
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Stovetop BBQ Chicken
Kevin Is Cooking

Mango BBQ Baked Chicken

This sweet and savory mango BBQ baked chicken is so easy to put together, uses your favorite BBQ sauce, fresh mango chunks and gets a little kick from a diced jalapeño. Baked and caramelized, This chicken dinner is perfect with a side or on top of salad greens.
41
2,676
64
45 min
TOTAL TIME
325
CALORIES
$1.11
PER SERVING
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Mango BBQ Baked Chicken
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Baked BBQ Chicken Breast

This Baked BBQ Chicken Breast recipe is a fast and easy 30 minute dinner that the whole family will love. The chicken is covered in a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce, then baked until perfectly juicy and caramelized.
286
25,905
287
30 min
TOTAL TIME
576
CALORIES
$1.89
PER SERVING
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Baked BBQ Chicken Breast
Walking on Sunshine

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wrapped in Bacon

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken wrapped in bacon and sweetened with a little sprinkle of brown sugar bakes up fast, and crispy. Perfect for dinner or snacking!
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108.4k
5.9k
20 min
TOTAL TIME
642
CALORIES
$1.67
PER SERVING
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Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wrapped in Bacon
I Heart Nap Time

BBQ Pulled Chicken

This crockpot BBQ chicken is only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes prep! Tender, flavorful and juicy shredded BBQ chicken that's perfect for sandwiches, salads, tacos, pizza and more.
8
7,164
36
4 hr 5 min
TOTAL TIME
267
CALORIES
$0.77
PER SERVING
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BBQ Pulled Chicken
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Crispy Barbecue-Hot Sauce Chicken Thighs

This mouth-watering dish features the union of crispy baked chicken thighs with the perfect blend of barbecue and hot sauce for a flavorful, easy-to-make main course.
3
40 min
TOTAL TIME
365
CALORIES
$1.68
PER SERVING
Crispy Barbecue-Hot Sauce Chicken Thighs
Directions
9 STEPS
1
Preheat the oven to 450F.
2
In a bowl, mix the baking powder, kosher salt, and black pepper.
3
Pat dry the chicken thighs and rub them with the salt-pepper mixture.
4
Arrange the chicken thighs on a foil-lined baking sheet.
5
Bake the chicken thighs for 25 minutes.
6
In a large bowl, combine BBQ sauce, hot sauce, and minced garlic.
7
Remove the chicken thighs from the oven and toss them in the sauce mixture.
8
Place the coated chicken thighs back on the baking sheet and bake for 10 more minutes.
9
Remove the chicken from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving with your favorite side dish.
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Grilled BBQ Chicken

This grilled BBQ chicken recipe will result in flavorsome and succulent chicken every time! This whole chicken recipe is quick and easy to make and is a real crowd pleaser!
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1,740
107
30 min
TOTAL TIME
401
CALORIES
$2.07
PER SERVING
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Grilled BBQ Chicken
Skinnytaste

BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

These easy 5-ingredient BBQ Chicken Foil Packets can be baked in the oven or made on the grill! An easy meal-in-one and the best part, easy cleanup!
21
5,324
654
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME
898
CALORIES
$1.05
PER SERVING
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BBQ Chicken Foil Packets
Garnished Plate

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

Make this simple, quick and easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken and have a tasty main dish or a base for other recipes! With a 12 minute cook time and only 3 ingredients, you can make this for dinner tonight!
4
1,282
37 min
TOTAL TIME
363
CALORIES
$1.16
PER SERVING
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Instant Pot BBQ Chicken
The Stay At Home Chef

Best Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

This Oven Baked BBQ Chicken is easy to make and includes a homemade no-cook barbecue sauce. It's finger licking good!
8
7,301
811
50 min
TOTAL TIME
355
CALORIES
$2.31
PER SERVING
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Best Oven Baked BBQ Chicken
Home Made Hooplah

One Pan BBQ Chicken

Perfect for summer cooking, this one pan chicken recipe is easy and comes together in less than 20 minutes!
6
134
266
20 min
TOTAL TIME
392
CALORIES
$1.15
PER SERVING
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One Pan BBQ Chicken
The Recipe Critic

Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken

Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken is sweet and tangy and the chipotle adds such a flavorful kick! You are going to love everything about this sauce and it will be a hit at your next gathering!
5
2,616
24
20 min
TOTAL TIME
270
CALORIES
$0.71
PER SERVING
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Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken
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Baked BBQ Chicken Breast

These tender and juicy oven baked BBQ chicken breasts are the perfect dinner. Coated in a simple dry rub and baked to perfection. Then coated with your favorite barbecue sauce and broiled to create a delicious glaze.
21
7,950
1
23 min
TOTAL TIME
483
CALORIES
$1.31
PER SERVING
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Baked BBQ Chicken Breast
Smokin' and Grillin' with AB

BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs

Get ready to lick your fingers clean! These BBQ baked chicken thighs are juicy, flavorful and slathered in a delicious sticky sauce that will make you want to keep coming back for more!
2
2
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
486
CALORIES
$1.96
PER SERVING
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BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs
Bowl of Delicious

Two Ingredient Crispy Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

This recipe uses only TWO INGREDIENTS - barbecue sauce and chicken - to make the crispiest, most perfectly glazed, sweet, sticky, and tender barbecue baked chicken you will ever have.
1,022
66,266
753
55 min
TOTAL TIME
433
CALORIES
$1.50
PER SERVING
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Two Ingredient Crispy Oven Baked BBQ Chicken
The Bewitchin' Kitchen

Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Foil Packets

These honey mustard bbq chicken foil packets are so easy to put together. Experiment with ingredients and change up your bbq routine this summer.
1
1
40 min
TOTAL TIME
634
CALORIES
$3.03
PER SERVING
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Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken Foil Packets
Cooking With Mamma C

Nonna's 4-Ingredient BBQ Chicken

So easy and delicious! Just 5 minutes of prep and then throw it in the oven for an hour.
4
18
1 hr 5 min
TOTAL TIME
309
CALORIES
$1.38
PER SERVING
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Nonna's 4-Ingredient BBQ Chicken
Easy Chicken Recipes

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Breast Recipe

Smothered in your favorite BBQ sauce, these finger licking Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Breasts will be a smash hit with the whole family! Easy to make and delicious!
3
30 min
TOTAL TIME
388
CALORIES
$1.14
PER SERVING
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Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Breast Recipe
Blue Jean Chef

BBQ Pulled Chicken

This recipe uses the bare minimum of liquid possible in a pressure cooker. Only ¼ cup of vinegar dilutes the ketchup to a point where it will create steam. The important thing is to not let that liquid evaporate before you get the lid on the cooker. When the cooker is coming to pressure, give the li...
1
447
22
20 min
TOTAL TIME
382
CALORIES
$1.18
PER SERVING
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BBQ Pulled Chicken
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