Honey Barbecue Grilled Chicken

Honey Barbecue Grilled Chicken – Tender, juicy, full of FLAVOR, and a great recipe to jazz up barbecue chicken!! EASY, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, zero cleanup, perfect for backyard barbecues or easy weeknight dinners!!

Chicken on the grill is always a winner because it’s tender, so juicy, and full of flavor from the grill.

With summer grilling season in full swing, this recipe will come in handy when you want to jazz the usual barbecue chicken.

It’s easy, healthy, there’s zero cleanup, it’s ready in 10 minutes and you don’t have to heat your house up.

What’s In The Marinade

I’m sure you have everything on hand in your pantry to make this simple but tasty chicken.

Simply add your favorite barbecue sauce (I use this one) to a large ziptop bag and then add honey, olive oil for moisture, apple cider vinegar for tenderizing, garlic for pizzazz, and the chicken.  I also like to add sriracha because I love a touch of spiciness but if you’re not into that, feel free to omit it.

Squish everything around and let the marinating process begin.

Honey Barbecue Grilled Chicken - Tender, juicy, full of FLAVOR, and a great recipe to jazz up barbecue chicken!! EASY, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, zero cleanup, perfect for backyard barbecues or easy weeknight dinners!!

How Long To Marinate

I like to marinate my chicken overnight for the full flavor effect, but if you’re running short on time, even 30 to 60 minutes will do.

What I love about this marinade is that I don’t find the chicken sticks to the grill at all which is really nice. Nothing worse than seeing your chicken (and your time, money, and energy) sticking to the grill. Not the case with this marinade at all.

Honey Barbecue Grilled Chicken - Tender, juicy, full of FLAVOR, and a great recipe to jazz up barbecue chicken!! EASY, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, zero cleanup, perfect for backyard barbecues or easy weeknight dinners!!

Pro Grilling Tip

As a shortcut, I used chicken breast tenders or sometimes called breast cutlets or medallions. Their smaller size makes for faster grilling times and much more even cooking.

Many times with large chicken breasts on the grill, I struggle to keep the outside from becoming overly dark before the interior is fully cooked through. I also recently used breast tenders in this Spicy Garlic Grilled Chicken with excellent results.

I always use my outdoor grill but you can also try using an indoor grill pan.

If you like this recipe, you will love my recipe for 10-Minute Honey Barbecue Grilled Shrimp as well as the others:

Honey Barbecue Grilled Chicken - Tender, juicy, full of FLAVOR, and a great recipe to jazz up barbecue chicken!! EASY, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, zero cleanup, perfect for backyard barbecues or easy weeknight dinners!!

Honey Barbecue Grilled Chicken

Honey Barbecue Grilled Chicken – Tender, juicy, full of FLAVOR, and a great recipe to jazz up barbecue chicken!! EASY, healthy, ready in 10 minutes, zero cleanup, perfect for backyard barbecues or easy weeknight dinners!!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup your favorite barbecue sauce (I use this one)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons sriracha, optional and to taste for a spicier result
  • 2 to 4 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • about 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts tenders
  • fresh cilantro or parsley, optional for garnishing

Directions:

  1. To a large ziptop plastic bag, add all ingredients except the optional fresh herbs. Seal bag and squish the contents around so chicken is evenly coated. Place bag in the fridge to marinate for at least 1 hour (overnight is great if you can plan ahead). Tip – If you want extra marinade to use as a dipping sauce for the chicken, add the full amounts to the ziptop bag and then to a small bowl, add half of all the amounts and stir to combine; set aside to serve with the cooked chicken.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat (or indoor grill pan) and grill the chicken for about 7 minutes, or until done; flip intermittently to ensure even cooking. Optionally garnish with fresh herbs and serve immediately. Chicken is best fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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5 comments on “Honey Barbecue Grilled Chicken”

  1. I love the add ins to the barbecue sauce for this marinade!

  2. I made the marinade this morning and my husband grilled the chicken tonight for dinner. Awesome, easy, delicious / definitely a “keeper” recipe :) Thanks Averie!!!

  3. I made this recipe as written, and it was a winner with my husband! He normally prefers breasts over thighs and NEVER wants a dipping sauce. However, he said the chicken tenders were still moist, and next time, he wants me to make extra for a dipping sauce. :) He said to add this to our regular rotation. Thanks, Averie!

    Rating: 5

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