BBQ Chicken Breast

  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 50 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These BBQ Chicken Breasts grilled to tender perfection are basted toward the end with a basic BBQ sauce creating a savory-sweet, caramelized layer.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, brined for 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 recipe for Basic BBQ Sauce


  1. Remove chicken from the package and pat dry.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine the brown sugar, paprika, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
  3. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with the spice mixture, making sure to cover all sides. Allow to rest of 15 minutes.
  4. Heat grill so that one side is medium heat and the other side is low.
  5. Place the chicken top side down on the grate over the medium heat and grill 6 minutes.
  6. Turn the chicken and move to the low-heat side of the grill.
  7. Baste the chicken with the BBQ Sauce continue to cook until the sauce is caramelized and an instant read thermometer registers 165˚F, about 6 more minutes.
  8. Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve with BBQ Sauce.