The Best BBQ Chicken Breasts from Grill Heat Aid

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The Best BBQ Chicken Breasts from Grill Heat Aid

The best BBQ chicken breast recipe doesn't call for complicated marinades or rubs, it's all about this easy on-the-grill or in-the-oven cooking method sweetened with BBQ sauce for moist and juicy chicken breasts every time.

Course Main Course

Cuisine American

Keyword bbq chicken, grilled chicken


Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Servings 4

Calories 190 kcal



  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt , to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce



  • Prepare the grill for direct cooking at high heat (450°F). Brush the cooking grates clean
  • Drizzle the chicken breasts with extra virgin olive oil and rub over the breasts. Season generously with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Place the chicken breasts on the hot grill. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes or until they easily release from the grates. Flip the chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes longer. Baste the chicken breasts with BBQ sauce, flip and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Repeat on the other side. Cook until the breasts are firm to the touch and opaque all the way through, registering 160°F internal temp (the temp will rise to 165°F as the chicken rests).
  • Transfer to a plate and cover with a piece of aluminum foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve with more BBQ sauce if desired.


Nutrition Facts

The Best BBQ Chicken Breasts

Amount Per Serving (4 g)

Calories 190                  Calories from Fat 27

% Daily Value**

Fat 3g                                                           5%

Saturated Fat 1g                                          6%

Cholesterol 72mg                                       24%

Sodium 498mg                                           22%

Potassium 501mg                                      14%

Carbohydrates 15g                                      5%

Fiber 1g                                                       4%

Sugar 12g                                                  13%

Protein 24g                                                48%

Vitamin A 114IU                                          2%

Vitamin C 2mg                                            2%

Calcium 17mg                                             2%

Iron 1mg                                                     6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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