Barbecue Chicken Recipes for Dinner

Barbecue chicken is the easiest food to prepare for your family for dinner. There are so many different ways to prepare poultry for cooking on the grill that it is easiest for me to put a bunch of recipes all on this one page.

Barbecue Chicken Recipes

I love all kind of chicken. Especially if it is cooked on the grill. There's traditional, several spiced, Asian, teriyaki, and whole bird recipes. This page will put a little bit of everything on this one page. You can scroll down and find the type of BBQ chicken you want to cook.

This page isn't like all of my other recipe pages. I'm trying something different with this one to see how you like it. Giving you a variety of choices on one page seems easier than going through each individual recipe. I'll save those ones for specialty dinners that I want to stand out from the crowd.

Barbecue Chicken Recipes for Dinner

Below are several recipes I've tried in the past that cooked a mighty good chicken. Based on what you have in your kitchen, find the recipe that works for you.

Marinated Barbecue Chicken Breasts


Six (6) Whole Chicken Breasts
Three (3) Cloves of Garlic, Crushed
One and a Half (1 1/2) Teaspoon Salt
One Half (1/2) Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
Three (3) Tablespoons Grainy or Spicy Mustard
One Quarter (1/4) Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Juice from One (1) Lime
Juice from a Half (1/2) Lemon
Six (6) Tablespoons Olive Oil
Sprinkle of Black Pepper for Taste


Place the whole chicken breasts in a shallow bowl. In a separate bowl, mix garlic, salt, sugar, mustard, vinegar, and lime and lemon juices until blended well. Whisk in the olive oil and add a sprinkle of black pepper.

Once all of the ingredients are mixed, pour over the chicken breasts and refrigerate overnight, in a sealed container. In the morning, shake the chicken in the container to mix everything up again. Place back in the fridge until ready to cook.


Remove from the refrigerator. Pre-heat the grill to 350 degrees. Gently place each chicken breast on the grill racks using a two prong fork. Ensure some of the marinade is left on the chicken. Once all of the chicken is in the grill, pour the rest of the marinade over each piece of chicken. Discard the rest.

Grill each piece of marinated barbecue chicken approximately 4 minutes per side or until internal temperature is 165 degrees or until the center is white and stiff.

Nine Spice Barbecue Chicken


Two (2) Pounds Chicken Pieces, with Skin
Two and a Half (2 1/2) Teaspoons Salt
One and a Half (1 1/2) Teaspoons Paprika
One (1) Teaspoon Onion Powder
Three Quarters (3/4) Teaspoon Savory
One Quarter (1/4) Teaspoon Coriander
Three Quarters (3/4) Teaspoon Garlic powder
One Half (1/2) Teaspoon Black pepper
One Half (1/2) Teaspoon Thyme
One Half (1/2) Teaspoon Basil, Dried Crushed Sweet
Three (3) Tablespoons Olive Oil


Mix all of the spices in a small bowl until they are blended well. Place all of the chicken on a large sheet of wax paper or a cutting board. Pour olive oil over the chicken and massage each piece until they are totally coated with oil.

Using a tablespoon, sprinkle all of the spices over each piece of chicken until there is a thin layer of spices covering them. Flip the chicken and repeat.


Preheat the grill to 350 degrees. Place the chicken in the grill. Flip each piece every 5 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees or the center is white and stiff.

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