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The Only BBQ Chicken Recipe You’ll Need

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


The Best BBQ Chicken Recipe you’ll ever make, rubbed with a smoky chipotle spice rub, grilled to perfection then slathered in a homemade bbq sauce. A quick & easy grilled BBQ Chicken that’s juicy, tender and loaded with flavor.



Smoky Chipotle Spice Blend:

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat, 375-400°F.
  2. To a small bowl add, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, chipotle chili powder, smoked paprika, salt and black pepper. Gently mix.
  3. Pat chicken breast dry with a paper towel.
  4. Season both sides of chicken with spice blend.
  5. Rub down grill grates with olive oil soaked rag or spray with cooking spray.
  6. Place chicken breasts on grill. Grill for 5 minutes and flip, cook an additional 5-6 minutes. Then baste chicken with bbq sauce, and cook for an 1 minute. Flip and repeat basting and grill for 1 minute. Remove chicken when they have reached 165°F.
  7. Place bbq chicken on a plate and let rest for 5 minutes to let juices redistribute. Serve with more BBQ if you like them “saucey.”


  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
  • Calories: 284
  • Sugar: 18 g
  • Sodium: 603 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 36 g
  • Cholesterol: 97 mg