BBQ Chicken Recipes

Barbecue chicken three ways! A trio of BBQ chicken recipes, each done differently. The nice thing about chicken is the fact that it's versatile. It can be cooked just about any way and it comes out pretty darned good. The three recipes on this page testify to that.

First, you'll find a great recipe for grill barbecued chicken thighs. Next, an easy recipe for baked bbq chicken. Finally, a crockpot chicken barbecue that is mighty tasty.

3 Tasty BBQ Chicken Recipes

BBQ Chicken Thighs

You won't dirty your grill up with this recipe. The chicken thighs are cooked on a baking sheet, so no drips of grease or bbq sauce muss up your shiny new grate! Here's the recipe...

12 chicken thighs, skinless
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon sage
1 bottle of your favorite bbq sauce, or homemade bbq sauce

Season the thighs with the salt, pepper and thyme. Place on a large baking sheet, then place into your grill. Keep the grill at medium low temperature, 250-300 degrees. It's ok to use direct grilling with this recipe, since there'll be no fat dripping on the burners.

Barbecue the chicken thighs until tender, for 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Give them a heavy coat of sauce during the last 10 minutes of grilling.

Oven Baked Chicken Recipe

A simple recipe for perfectly cooked chicken breasts. Not dry, but juicy. The secret is...I'll tell you later. You'll need...

6 skinless bone-in chicken breast halves
2 quarts cold water
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup cane sugar
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup bbq sauce

Stir the onion, garlic and pepper into the cold water. Marinate the chicken breasts in this brine for 2 hours. Remove and rinse well, pat dry.

Coat the breasts with oil, put them in a baking pan and bake in the oven at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Let them rest for 15 minutes before brushing on the bbq sauce and serving.

Oh yeah. What's the secret? Use a thermometer to make sure the chicken doesn't go over 160 degrees. It's a simple thing, but not many people do it.

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

This recipe is simple. Just a few ingredients. However, the extra step at the beginning, browning the chicken, makes a huge difference in the final flavor.

4 chicken leg quarters
1 bottle bbq sauce
2 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper

Season the leg quarters with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet and brown the chicken. Drop the quarters into the crockpot, pour in the bbq sauce, and cook on low for 6 hours, or until the meat is falling from the bone.

Any of these recipes would be great for dinner tonight. Give one a try. You'll be glad you did!